Most people that switch to Android from iOS don't like it because it's not even consistent. You have two main players, Google and Samsung, who both have very different devices and also different user interfaces, which then leads to drastically different experiences for the end user. On one hand, Google continues to carve it's own path and cut corners because they're terrible at making their mind up when it comes to their own UI and apps.. and then you have Samsung that makes their own variant of already available stock Android apps on top of their own software to bloat up their own devices. There's no consistency between the two giants other than the fact that they run on Android, but even then it's not very similar due to the already visible differences. I'm likely switching over to iOS because of the fact that it's not fluent or consistent and after a while it becomes frustrating.
They can continue on their own paths but in the end it fractures the Android ecosystem entirely and makes it harder for other manufacturers. iOS has always been superior in regards to ecosystem & consistency.
One of the main reason why I switched from IOS to Android was because I got fed up with IOS not really adding anything new to the devices year after year even though with the X they went full screen getting rid of the home button that was really it beside upgraded camera but like you said Samsung added a lot of bloatware and stuff to their device and I noticed my phone battery dies a lot faster then my iPhone ever did and a lot of the app I used on iPhone I can't find on google play either.
I've paid off the Note 8 so I think I am going to switch to the X next month or I might wait until October because I heard that they are coming out with an iPhone X Plus which I would actually like better but with the company I have even If I get the device now I can trade it in in October and upgrade to the new iPhone in October for free as they allow for free iPhone upgrade