Halon, have you actually HELD a Note 2 in the store? The Note 3 will be slightly smaller, but with a slightly larger screen. My medium sized hands find the Note 2 to be large, but not uncomfortably so.
The Moto X was my dream phone for the longest time until I realized that it's... simple. TOO simple for me. Designed for the masses, not necessarily us modders (one look at the specs proves that), it's made for new Android converts and people who want easy.
With that out, the G2's awful user experience and fact that HTC has never impressed me, that left the Note 3... which I certainly hope will be all I hope it is when my pre-order arrives next month