That's so boring! I miss the Nexus days. It was much more exciting - Android One is not the same at all.
I believed Nokia was the "new Nexus", but it's not. I hoped for developer previews like Nexus...
Admit it, Pixel is the only choice for all people who can't wait / want the latest Android quickly (not even the monthly patches are coming as fast as for former Nexus/current Pixels).
No Pixel means = no cool/timely support... Leaving to just one logic conclusion: it must be a Pixel.