I've been avoiding weighing in on the iPhone antenna problems for one simple reason - I have no antenna problems. I said it the day I got my iPhone 4, and I'll say it again today - the iPhone 4 is the best iPhone Apple's ever shipped. I can now make calls in my basement which is something I could never reliably do with the 3G or 3Gs.In my humble opinion, the Antennagate phenomenon is simply the media taking the first legitimate problem with the iPhone and running with it. Headlines like "New iPhone still great!", and "iPhone has ANOTHER record breaking launch!" only draw so many clicks after you've run them 3 or 4 times. I chalk it up to the "teach the controversy" philosophy. Everyone knows that there are Apple haters and Apple lovers and if you can just find a way to stir the pot a bit, the twitterverse, blogosphere and facebookalaxy (to coin a neologism) will grab ahold of it and run.
Most of the (completely and totally non-scientific) polls I have seen indicate that a very slim minority of users are experiencing serious problems using the new iPhone. What is driving the controversy is the fact that it is easily reproducible by gripping the phone in a way most people never will.
Some people will inevitably jump ship to android or others and that's fine. The truth is, what will keep Apple on their toes is good healthy competition. And given the current production constraints, the traditional idea of "one more person buying the competition is one less person buying the iPhone" is frankly just not accurate. Apple will continue to sell every iPhone that comes off the line and the iphone market will continue to grow by millions a month.
If you are having legitimate antenna problems and decide that now's the time to jump ship to android, I wish you well. There's lots of cool things happening in mobile and the iPhone is just one of them. But the media circus is just that, a circus. And at the end of the day, a circus is just an entertaining event that passes through town, takes your money, and moves on to the next town.