...many WILL suggest the Samsung but not me. If the specs are close I would take the HTC device every time. If the Samsung has significantly better specs then I would wait for HTC to launch a device that trumps it. I have no confidence in Samsung phones.
Depends on how long you can wait. I'm due for an upgrade in Aug but...HTC is coming out with a big mutha later this year, 5incher, great specs, could be the new King of the Road, at least for a while lol. Personally I like the SIII but like you prefer HTC. Think I'll wait for the holiday season, should be a lot of good deals. Win8 will make an appearance by then as well. Good luck whatever you do.