Very nice to read your comments this morning.
I am upgrading from the Note 2 to the Note 3.
My big concern was over the Samsung Media Dock which is being used for the Galaxy S3, S4 and Note 2 (all compatible).
You don't mention that dock specifically here (you had the more expensive dock) but I am hoping that the Note 3 will fit into that media device even with the S-VIEW cover attached.
I don't use Twitter, so I couldn't see your photo comparisons. I will wait for you to speak more about the photo compares that you did.