I'm happy to report that after nearly 3 solid weeks of use, my Samsung Focus 2 has not crashed. No more text message of death.
The form factor is managable (about the same size as an iPhone but rounder at the corners) and I really only have one complaint - it's not easy to tell the top from the bottom.
The screen is nearly perfectly centered in the device and while their are some visual differences between the top and the bottom, there is nothing truely tactile to tell which end you grabbed when you pull it out of your bag or pocket.
Also, while the power button is easily accessible if the phone is in your hand, it's angled toward the back side, it's hard to press when the device is sitting flat on a desk. You have to lift the side of the phone to reach the button or pick it up entirely.
Overall, these are minor issues and I completely recommend the Focus 2 as a Focus Flash replacement, particularly if you are tired of crashes caused by text messages.