I've had the HTC Desire HD for 2 years now and it's been an amazing phone. But due an upgrade in October and i think this is the way i'm going to go. Had a play on the Galaxy Note a month or two ago and really liked it.
I am a bit dubious about the plasticyness of the Samsungs though. After having a metal phone with some weight on it i think it's something that i really like/want in a mobile.
The specs on this phone are insane. I guess it is a crossover phone/tablet (i refuse to use the term 'phablet'. it makes me want to do a vom). But seeing as i don't make many calls but am constantly consuming media/browsing/facebook/email/txting it seems like this is the phone for me.