You wrote an entire dissertation to reconfirm what i said in one sentence.. "Google’s platform proves more popular among the budget-conscious." (y)
I do hate seeing comments like this, it is nothing to do with a person's wealth. Android is more popular in less affluent areas and emerging markets because it’s more accessible. The large catalog of devices at a broad range of price tags means there’s something for everyone, regardless of how much money they have in the bank, so it’s only natural that Google’s platform proves more popular among the budget-conscious. I own both an Android phone and an iphone and I'm neither rich or poor. These listings are for deals, they are not to bash people or devices.
I've had it for about a month. The notch isn't that bad at all. You get used to it. I thought the same as you watching countless videos and reading a lot of online reviews, comments but saw it for a good price in the Black Friday deal and couldn't resist. There's a lot to like about the phone. Only issue I have is it charges slow compared to say the 6T but apparently they've done it so it gives the phone longevity. Still a bit frustrating though. Pixel 3 XL has a great display, camera, speakers and runs smoothly. 3 years of updates. It's a great phone.
A poor mans iphone xs max, say no more.