Why do so many people get upset about automatic updates? Frankly - I view it as one less thing that I need to maintain. I always end up installing the update anyway - like most of us do.
By default the connection will not be shared over metered internet connections. That doesn't make the default OK - it just means that metered connections will not be used.
A subscription to Office 365 gets you unlimited storage on OneDrive. Why pay 60 bucks to Amazon and get ONLY storage?
I hate to say it but it is very likely my next smart phone is an iPhone. I am certainly going to miss Cortana. The problem is not Windows Phone or Microsoft's efforts to make it relevant.
Since I already have Office 365 and Gold. Just 30 bucks or so to get Music and Skype - sounds like a good deal to me. Why just in-store though?