Um you are making the Note 2 virtually impossible to resist!I've been running this alongside my Thunderbolt w/ extended battery to try and compare, they seem to be on par. I leave LTE enabled on both at work and at home, while at work the signal is fair/poor on both so it eats the battery quickly, I checked facebook, e-mail, some light web browsing, uploaded some photos, and I easily made it through a full day with >50% battery by night.
It's interesting how the things that seem so simple such as storing your phone in your cup holder, can really become an inconvenience when you can no longer do that. I did find a spot that works for the Note 2, but it's far from ideal.
I also used to be a Windows Mobile fan, and used the stylus since it didn't work with your fingers. I really thought I would use the S-Pen all the time for highlighting over movie clips to see where to skip to, for hovering over galleries, basically everything you see in the reviews sounded awesome until I got it and found that I rarely have a need to actually do that.
I also have a Nexus 7, and when I only had my TB I pretty much left my phone on my desk and exclusively used the Nexus 7 the entire time. With the Note 2 I find that it fills both those areas, I have no need to use my Nexus 7 as the Note 2 is just 1.5" smaller, but has phone capabilities as well (and it actually is a lot faster).
I was able to install Google Wallet, but it says it's not yet supported by my device or carrier.