I did many of the options in the sticky, added the LTE shut off app, and added green power and it has been pretty good over the last 24 hours with 35% (approx) left on it.
Still playing with stuff, but this makes it completely tenable.
What would be sweet is if there was a setting to specify certain apps to use 4g. Like when you open a web browser or google maps or google voice.
Also, trying to understand if there is any way to reduce the power consumption of phone calls! Anyway, if this is the best i can get it, i can live with this.
PS - 4g being on is HUGE over night. Should DEFINITELY BE OFF WHILE SLEEPING (IMO).