Just noticed this -
Moto X won't be a "Google Play edition" phone
Exactly as I thought.
It's basically stock anyways - and GPE is just stock with the most important hardware features retained (see the One and SGS4).
Which I've noted all along - is exactly how the X seems to be.
Only diff is in the update cycle and I've yet to see that making a difference on the GPE phones beyond just claims.