“Because Apple nailed the basics”
NO, they didn’t. Mail is OK not great, Safari isn’t great ether but nothing else is a good option as it’s SO ingrained in the function of the OS. iPod, meh I listen mostly to podcasts and having to sync sucks, Instacast rules. I could go on.
Oh and as for Camera, Camera+.
Yes I have a pile of apps I don’t use much, most aren’t on my phone anymore, either way there are a pile I do. Most of the stock stuff is on page two, or hidden (jailbreak FTW).