I got mine on the day it came out.
It's the most beautiful I've ever had in my hands (as far as electronic gadgets go, that is).
Let me count the ways:
- Yeah it's big, but not uncomfortable, and fits all pockets just fine
- The big screen is such a joy to look at - mobile browsing rocks
- Really smooth and fast. Faster in logging onto Wi-fi, switching from app to app, navigation, everything
- Amazingly light for what it is, and for the first time, I'm not worrying about battery life with heavy use
What's the most surprising thing? The S-Note & the pen. This was the least of my factors in choosing GN2, but it's become my favorite. I'm jotting down ideas, sketching out new designs, making notes all the time. Pen is now pressure-sensitive, the hover thing works better than it really should, and just works.
Jelly Bean rocks on this as well. S-Voice is a mixed back, but the new Google Voice & Now blows Siri out of the water.
On T-Mobile (I switched from Verizon, thanks to posters endorsements on a separate thread), ask for the business plan/deal and pay the device all at once. That's what we did (about $420 per device) and no more $20/mo "installment" payments. That saved me about $200+ in device cost.
I just can't be happier with this, and waiting for my wife's white version to come out in a month of so.