Pros Waterproof, drop proof, tough, cool features for the outdoors (G'z Gear), good speakers, rugged look (if you're into that kind of thing), good size screen.
Cons Bloatware, battery life is weak, not enough RAM, really stupid name (Jizz On?)
Summary I have had this phone for about a month now, and I like it a lot. For someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, this phone has been perfect. I can take it anywhere without fear that I might have to cross a river, get splashed by a wave, or when it falls out of my pocket onto some rocks the screen will break. The front speakers are pretty loud and clear, so this is the perfect shower phone. Crack open a beer, put on some jams, and soap off your grime. No worries about it getting wet.
I have dropped it half a dozen times, and no damage at all.
I live on the California coast and do a lot of hiking and biking, so the G'z Gear has been pretty useful. The sunrise/sunset app is great for planning walks, the pedometer and G'z World works like a GPS to save your favorite trails, the tides chart is great for planning tide pool excursions, and compasses are always useful. The barometer is cool to toy around with, and if you go camping and want to make your own weather forecasts, but because the battery life isn't great, this seems like it wouldn't be perfect. Having your own thermometer is great as well.
I haven't used the star gazer at night yet, but it looks accurate.
Flashlight is bright.
Camera seems like every other phone camera I have seen-mediocre but sufficient for quick pics. Video is the same. I have a real camera for doing any wildlife/scenic photography.
I have never used the newer version of Android OS, so Ice Cream Sandwhich seems fine to me. I can easily access my email, listen to music and watch movies on Google Play or the built in Music app, Google Maps are the best as always, etc.
The home page is easily customized, you can put all your apps on any page, open up to whichever page you need.
I haven't needed glove mode yet, it's still quite warm, but it worked when i did a trial, so that would be great for using your phone on the ski lift or something like that.
There are a few issues keeping this from being a 5 star product. They loaded up with Bloatware that suck up RAM and battery. 3 different amazon apps, zapos, slacker radio, amex, Google magazine, etc, etc. They are easily uninstalled/disabled, but it was annoying none the less. There is also only 700mb of RAM, which seems a bit underpowered to me. When no apps are running, Android takes up more than half of that, so multitasking is hard. You just have to make sure to quit/stop apps when you aren't using them. I've never used a S3 or anything, but I imagine they are a bit more powerful.
The battery also isn't great. This is probably the biggest issue for me. For a phone that is meant for outdoor people, having a phone that dies after 10-12 hours is stupid. It is already a beefy phone, they should have just made it a little bigger and put in a real battery to give the phone 24-48 hours of life.
Overall, I really like this phone. It is perfect for someone who spends a lot of time outdoors, and doesn't want to worry about their phone getting wet, dropped, or damaged.