It's good news but on average and in general, most people don't really really cares. What important is the daily use and the good hardware and after sales service.
30 seconds delay for 20 apps doesn't even cross the threshold of many people.
Ah yes. Samsung always proving that no matter what they won't optimize their crappy UI and definitely won't get rid of their awful bloatware. The screen on the S8 is beautiful no doubt, but it's not only about the screen on a smartphone. HTC however needs to update their UI, seems to be outdated, but still one of the best UI's out there. OnePlus 5, well, great phone but I don't think it's a real flagship killer in 2017. 1080p display in 2017 on a flagship is a no go. I hope the Nokia 9 or Google Pixel 2 will be the true flagships of 2017.