There are some of us that don't judge our self worth and popularity by the style of our phone. The SE feels better, is easier to handle without dropping, fits in a pocket better, and is generally a better phone. Now, I do understand that some people spend most of their waking time on their phone taking selfies, tweeting, showing off, being popular, etc., but some of us have real work to do and just need a phone with the occasional need to visit the internet, checking with contacts, etc.Same design from 2012? Ugh. That's just lazy. They could have easily updated the body to a more current design.
So for us it's just a phone, not a fashion statement. Yes we want it fast, the best graphics, and we want the latest security.