I have all three (Note II x 2 (ATT and VZW)) and like the Note 2 best.
No questions asked.
I took back the DNA, it was nice but was not much better than my One X. Not to mention after two runs of Antutu it was so hot I could not hold it! For real, it got that hot, that fast. Reminds me of the Rezound too much!
So now I have Note II x 2 (VZW will get returned tomorrow because of locked down bootloader) and I will keep ATT Note II and VZW SGS3
And as far as HTC build quality over Samsung...
Yes and no...
Here is my thought....
Put case on either device and build quality is the same ;c)
This is of course all just my humble opinion.
And keep in mind... I was an HTC Fanboy untill I got my First Sammy S3.
Donations are accepted but not expected!