As foreword I would say the talk about AMOLED/IPS that doesn't light me up so much (I largely prefer IPS one especially THIS one on Nokia 8 that seems to have incredibly high performances as measured for example on GSMArena), sayd that I would ask to Eric: if we had Nokia 8 with all your (almost all good) points, what shall they have to "invent" for Nokia 9?
and what for Nokia "10"?
The only thing I feel I want to borrow from al those points in order to apply it on every future Nokia Phones is LED Status.. It's incredibly useful, it's kind of funny, its presence give the chance (together with Always On, Glance Screen and so on) to set the notifications exactly as user want in any moment.
I agree with everything you write, although personally I'm not that bothered by the bezel size on the 8 from what I've seen. The only other thing I can think of right now to add is an FM transmitter - my old car doesn't have bluetooth or USB! :D
Oh and it would be great if the formatting in your post could be sorted out to make it easier to read.