If Apple can't obtain an exclusive patent, then they should expect others to copy them. Some of the first cars were steered with tillers. Should whatever company installing the first steering wheel be able to sue others who did the same? Apple has sold itself on innovation. What they have done is glorify an appliance which looks good but isn't any more functional than anything else.
To give you some perspective of this poll, read this CNET blog:
The ABCs of Apple v. Samsung
Who are you siding with in this patent battle and why?
-- I'm with Apple.
-- I'm with Samsung.
-- I'm undecided.
-- I could care less.
Vote on poll here: