Glad I didn't wait
Bought the galaxy note 2 and couldn't be happier. Samsung got it right. Beautiful screen, superfast processor, plenty of ram, great build quality, fantastic and fast camera, micro sd slot, removable battery (not that it's necessary since my average day goes over 17 hours), and everything works flawlessly and correctly. Something I couldn't say about my moto droid x, and bionic after the ICS update. And as far as HTC goes, no removable battery, I won't even consider an HTC 1.