Originally Posted by atrain311
You walked me through my first rooting experience and I enjoyed the results very much. However, as my schedule got busier and busier, I found the process of researching and updating ROMs more of a chore than enjoyable. It's not to say I wouldn't do it again, but when the Note 2 came around, it was really nice leaving some of that responsibility and effort to someone else. And to be honest, I'm a fan of the fancy features that comes with Samsung's UI.
My box stock experience with my S4 has been stellar. Without any issues and exemplary battery life, it's unlikely I'll root it. There's a lot of good advantages to Android ver 4.2 & 4.3 as in my 2013 Nexus 7.2
That said it's the large display and yet even more features and usefulness of the significantly enhanced S-Pen, that has me eagerly awaiting my soon to arrive Note 3.