Yeah it looks like Samsung is becoming the apple of the android world. I know several people with s3's and s4's and a few with note2's and none complain. I don't know any that root their phones but that should only make it better. The one thing that is really turning me is the beautiful screen on the notes. I'm a big guy and I don't think I'll have any problem handling a big phone. I don't know why people that have a problem with the form factor don't just invest in a good blue tooth headset anyway. I'm looking forward to these phones when they come out. HTC has been good to me but I'm ready for something different. I don't think there's anything on the market but Samsung that I would bother with.