I was one of those who spent enumerable hours in the GNex thread as well. I went with the Droid Maxx (for the battery mostly, but it turns out that while only 720p, the screen is incredible imo). Anyway, I am already rooted, and many said the new Droids may never get rooted. It's only been a few weeks. I am sure the G2 will get a quick root as well (probably quicker!)
My brother picked up a G2 today, but I won't get to play with it until Sunday night. Seems one hell of a phone though and congrats to all who purchased!
Droid Maxx...Battery Life!