Have to agree with the post some dude made on that site where note pretty much revolutionized android phones and samsung thought outside the box this time and I hope htc follows in the same route. I cant go back to any other touch screen phones now especially with this s-pen even google couldn't think of this idea and I think that nexus is a fail its just like any other smartphone.
actually you need to thank htc for this big phone movement. when they dropped the og evo everyone else followed suit. samsung took what htc did to another level. the note is a great device and up until i heard about this x phone it would've been the only non nexus phone I would buy but I cant say it's revolutionary. it's meant to be a hybrid device between a phone and a tablet. whereas a nexus is just meant to be a phone. also nexus phones aren't meant to be the best hardware wise they're meant to be the best android experience software wise. I explain in my other posts about why that's true.
All it comes down to is what you want. a phone or a hybrid device