I agree with the OP. I put off buying the GN till last week because of all the complaints about bugs, etc. I've had absolutely no issues with my phone and ICS on the GN is surprisingly smooth, polished and bug free for being a brand new OS. Heck, my wife's Gingerbread based Rezound has had more minor bugs than my phone so far.
The only real bug that is very widespread is the high battery usage of "Android System". If Google can fix that, then the GN can be a monster of a phone in the battery life department. It has very low power consumption at idle.