Apple didn't sue Palm for patents infringements. Microsoft did not bully Palm into a patents licensing deal like they did to HTC. Complaining about patents being out of whack does not address the current issue. It costs HTC $80 to put out a phone now, and it didn't cost that six months ago. Google is not protecting its partners here.
There may be tons of Android apps, but are they all compatible and available to all Android devices? If I have an HTC G1, can I install the latest apps that only support Android 2.1 or yet Froyo? When will your Droid get Froyo by the way?
Got my Palm device almost a year ago, and I'm still on the latest release. I can access all apps.