1. My son said "daddy, can I play on your tablet?" Meaning the Nexus 6. He's 4 and has his own tablet plus plays on my Nexus 7. He sees the Nexus 6 in the same class of device. Its big.
2. It has encryption enabled, but is still far, far faster and smoother than the Moto X 2014, and my Moto X wasn't affected by the vast majority of the reported bugs.
3. I've left all the animations on. I normally turn them off through the dev options to speed things up, but I've not felt the need with the Nexus 6. Its great.
4. I've now got 2 turbo chargers. "That must be great" I hear you think. I've not needed the second one, as battery life is epic and a nightly charge isn't really needed. I put it on the plug every 36ish hours and don't bother letting it get to 100%, it just isn't an issue.
5. I miss being able to wave over the screen to wake it up, although Ambient Display is good at realising its been pulled out of a pocket and wakes the screen up pretty reliably. Its also much, much smoother than Moto Display as it doesn't have that home screen lag and app opening that plagues the Moto X when Smart Lock is enabled.
6. Smart lock doesn't cause lag like I proved it does on the Moto X. (See my forum posts on the Motorola customer forums, myself and several others turned off Smart Lock after I found that wiping the phone and not enabling it got rid of the lag, switching it back on caused lag again.)
7. Typing is a two handed affair, don't even pretend or imagine you can type with one hand. You can, of course, with great effort, but its not worth it when you can thumb type or hold with one hand and trace the words out with the other.
8. Camera is decent. Somehow even though it's the same sensor as the Moto X, it's results are much better. Nowhere near the Note 4, and I haven't tried the Galaxy S6, but a lot better than the Moto X. I'm not talking about landscapes or anything like that, but I take pictures of my son and he moves a lot. The Moto X always struggles with that, the Nexus 6 has nowhere near those issues. Yes, some are misses, but not as many.
10. I've got further on TwoDots, possibly unrelated. Also, Microsoft missed out 9, I can too. The big screen is simply wonderful for usability. And the resolution is great. No colour issues in the one I have, it's an accomplishment of a screen.
11. I don't miss the wooden back, as it felt like a sticker anyway and got funny marks at three points along each side where I assume the glue had been applied. The back panel on the Nexus 6 isn't well applied either though, as I can press it further down along the side with the volume buttons, it sticks up away from the edges.
12. Even if the back doesn't fit properly, the Nexus feels damn solid. It feels like it would damage concrete, not the other way around.
13. Front facing speakers are OK, nowhere near the HTC One M8, and I haven't tried the M9 so can't compare. At full volume you get either bass or treble, not both. The mids are good though.
14. I think I'm done, but it would be unlucky to stop at 13.