I have a general like of the U. S. market's HTC devices. I almost got an HTC device last summer, but supply shortages kind of killed that idea. (I wanted a Droid Incredible). If I don't end up in iOS land or Windows Phone 7 land, an HTC device will probably end up being my next phone. Actually, the Windows Phone 7 devices by HTC are styled to my liking & perform well enough, too. I guess you could say they are my favorite hardware manufacturer.
I bet the Desire S will be a nifty little powerhouse.