You need to cool the attitude, sick of you insinuating that I'm some kind of idiot. I've had Android phones ever since the T-Mobile G1 the first Android phone in 2008, had a few iPhones, iPads, etc... the only two phones I've had that got uncomfortably hot was an overclocked HTC Sensation and the stock speed Galaxy Note.
I'm just telling the facts about the Galaxy Note because i'm using it every day my self.
The fact is that if your Galaxy Note gets that hot while using it normally, you have a bugged program running crazy in the background that you don't know about. But that's not the phone or the OS fault, because it's the programs fault.
EDIT: I have actually experienced this thing sometimes myself. One time was when i was moving from Android 1.6 to Android 2.1. I took a backup of some apps that was made for Android 1.5 and 1.6 when i was using Android 1.6. When i restored that program in Android 2.1, it was going nuts and bugged out in the background and made my phone to be hot and drain the battery faster.