I don't know if it's "that" good, I'm sure lots of folks would disagree. But, after using my Desire for a couple of years, I've grown used to having certain features and widgets built in. With the SGSII, I've managed to find some apps to make it more Sense-like...Swiftkey for a much better predictive typing experience, Beautiful Widgets because I love the big flip clock with weather
, and a few others. There are still some things I'm missing or having to put up with. One thing that bugs me is when you wake up the phone, there is a pause (2-3 seconds or more) before the lock screen turns on.