The ability to scan directly to searchable PDFs (a function of OCR) and Word docs is huge.
The only way you will take my S1500 away from me, other than two men and a boy prying it from my cold, dead fingers, is to replace it with the newer version, the IX500. That sucker can be connected via either Wi-Fi or USB 3.0 and is supposed to be even faster than the S1500.
I don't have a camera on my phone (it's dumb as a bag of rocks). Instead, I use the cute little Canon SX130 IS I keep in my purse (it also fits in my pocket). It actually works better for "scanning" than my big Canon SX10 IS.
Btw, I'm not putting down the Doxie. It would be much easier to pack when on the road (no PSU needed if charging off a laptop is practical) and it takes up little room at home or in the office, an advantage especially if one doesn't scan frequently. I just happen to have some seriously heavy duty scanning needs (such as scanning books to digitize them).
Now that I think of it, I'm going to have to move my S1500 from my desk to a drawer (I'll be able to use from there) to make room for another monitor but having a Doxie setting on the desk ready for quick scans, such as receipts and simple, single sided statements, just might be handy enough to justify the cost of the Doxie (and there is something about the name of the scanner that attracts this old dyke ). I'll have to see how inconvenient accessing the S1500 from a drawer will be for quick scans.
I do have a couple questions about the Doxie. Is the battery user replaceable and how long will it hold a charge when not in use?