If you just NEED to be validated by other people than ok..... Or you can pull out that note 2 and watch all the "cool kids" suddenly become interested
I'd say I'm pretty equal with regards to what products I use. Currently using an HP Netbook, A Macbook Pro, Built a Windows rig, and just got a Note 2 (from an iPhone 4. Moms has the 4S and my little brother just got the 5).
I enjoyed my time with the 4. It didn't give me any problems. Basically it worked, and worked and worked well. I rocked it with iOS 4-6.
But man I'm LOVING this Note 2, and I'm getting a lot of compliments and questions about it. When my 4 got long in the tooth, people just kept asking me if it was the 5 and when I said no they moved along.
Both companies make good product (Although I wish the Note had the build quality of my pop's Razr). At this point I'm 100% sure it ONLY comes down to preference lol