I have the nexus. Is a good phone with a very bad camera. So if the camera is important to you, nexus is not a good choice. Otherwise is excellent. Another thing is the battery. You will need to charge it every day, or every 6h with intensive use.
I agree. I love on the pure Google experience! I am just stuck wondering if the hardware (cpu/gpu) in the newest phones will be noticeably better than the Nexus. I can hack almost any phone and put a pure Google UI on it...
I don't understand what are you guys do with your phones to have 5 hour battery life :D Don't you guys have anything else to do other than playing on your Phone.. I think the battery life is OK. If you have other thing to do. If you are the person who can't let go of his/her phone wait maybe longer or buy a extended battery. Other than that The Galaxy Nexus Rockz!
I just bought the HTC One - and I will be hacking Vanilla onto it asap... It's a great phone though! I also have Pure ICS on my old Samsung Vibrant and Touchpad :)! +Chris Stein - are you still in the Springs?