What does it do and how well does it do it? That's the only question I ask myself when buying a new phone. I could care less about name or status. For me, I generally look at WiFi hotspot capabilities, camera, and storage.
I will admit though, I'm starting to lean towards Samsung products. I've purchased Motorola, LG, and Nokia phones also, but I've had the least problems with my Samsung phones. I thought that changed with my Nokia, but I've got a huge issue with that one now. I'm going to do a review on that one in the next couple days.
Enjoy the new phone. I loved my Motorola when I had it. Not sure if it's still an issue, but they tend to overheat in the sun, so be careful where you set it during the summer months!