I'm an iOS and Windows Phone 8 user, and both of the devices I use are very nice... but I'm just bored with them. iOS' wall of apps gets boring, Microsoft's tiles are just as boring. There's nothing really wrong with either OS, but I feel android is just more exciting.
I have an S3 for work, and while I like the hardware, touchwiz is just horrible. I really like the Note 3, but again... touchwiz.
Is there a device I can get that has just a vanilla android install, with none of the crappy 3rd party interaces that works on Verizon? I'm also looking for a phone that would be able to stay current with the latest updates from Android. That's one of the biggest pitfalls I keep coming back to, upgrades. Everyone I ask has either had to root their phone or have the latest device if they want to stay current with upgrades.