"I'm not going to switch [operating systems] because I don't want to compromise the way I live my life just to switch to a phone... "
Sounds like something I would say, doesn't it? Ever since I had to give up my Windows Mobile 6.1 phone, I've been waiting for Microsoft to add "sync with desktop Outlook" back to their list of Windows Phone apps. So have a lot of other people. But I can't take credit for the quote - it was Nokia vice president Bryan Biniak. The full quote is: "People rely on applications for their day-to-day life and if you don't have something which I use in my day-to-day life I'm not going to switch [operating systems] because I don't want to compromise the way I live my life just to switch to a phone... You can't sell a phone without the apps, you just can't.". He said it in an interview with the International Business Times - Nokia: Microsoft Must Evolve to Make Windows Phone a Success.
I couldn't have said it better myself.
Just to be clear, as much as I like my Android phone, I would switch to Windows Phone 8 in a heartbeat if it could sync via USB to my desktop Outlook.