I know you somehow managed to completely dismiss Jailbreaking the iPhone, but a JB'd iPhone makes it more open and versatile than your fathers anus! Add that to the fact that you don't really need that slight power kick the galaxy has.
So in reality your hatred for a brand name is stopping you from getting the best phone you could ever have!!!
Actually no, if we're deviating from "stock" I'd have a rooted Galaxy with a custom rom on it - one of those fancy overclocked ones with better power management etc. I dismissed jailbreaking and rooting to emphasise the locked-in nature of these phones - something which Apple excels at.
Phones are getting as bad as consoles. If you are insecure because of your phone I apologise... YOUR iPhone is better than all the other iPhones put together - the only reason I have an Android phone is because I'm punishing myself for past transgressions, I actually really envy you.