Had a chance to play with it at my local At&t store and was impressed with the device overall. The overall look and feel felt just like an upgraded n2 and the back felt well not quite like leather but it wan't that plastic feel either. For me how the backplate feels means little as I keep my phone in a case in fact the only time I feel the back plate is when I am running a rom and I have to do a battery pull. Still it is a change of pace so kudos to Samsung for that. Unfortunately the s pen was missing out of the display unit so can not tell you about that. Also they did not have any usb 3.0 accessories in the store and when I asked the rep he basically tried to argue with me it didnt need it despite the battery on the display unit running low while all the other android devices battery levels were full. But according to the rep is was "a hdmi port" to which I then just gave up on the conversation all together. Though I do think a regular usb may work it do not seem to be enough of a charge to keep up with the device being on all day but will have to see from other the reviews if that is the case or not. For me I will not be upgrading from my note 2 it even after playing with it but it would be a nice device for any one who is due for an upgrade. The screen looked better, the phone was crisp despite all the touch wiz on it, and the overall use of device felt like having my note 2 in hand that felt slimmer and with better resolution. As tech continues to evolve it will be interesting to see where they go with the note 4.