I somehow missed this thread before.
LOL @alan1476 I've owned and love my Galaxy S3, S5, and S7. I'm still using my Galaxy Tab 10.1 2014 Edition. Is Samsung perfect? Absolutely not. But they definitely have taken up the reigns of innovation when Apple dropped them. Now, I went with the S7 rather than S7 Edge due to the size and, frankly, I foresaw having issues with the screen and a screen protector for it.
It's good to see Samsung dealing with the pink line issue and it is clearly an issue with the screen and possibly other related issues due to design and production but I've also seen people still have a problem getting it resolved with certain cell phone providers finding a way to say that the fix isn't covered because "moisture" was detected or they saw enough "damage" to indicate a drop caused the problem, etc. Basically, doing anything they can to find an excuse to screw over the S7 Edge owner. It's not Samsung doing this. It's the provider.
The move toward the overly curved screen is one that has saddened me. Sure, it has some useful uses but for the most part I think it's a waste that only makes it more complex to produce the screen, more prone to issues, and more easily damaged.
Hopefully Samsung resolves the production and design issues before the S9 is out. Since I own the S7 I won't be in the market for a new phone until the S9. I refuse to upgrade yearly and I still get a reduced-cost upgrade every 2 years. $200 for a brand new $600+ phone that I own outright? Yes, please. I will admit, however, that when it comes time for my next phone upgrade I will be looking at whichever version of the Pixel is out. The first release didn't interest me, personally, but I know a number of people with the Pixel and future versions might fit my requirements.