+Simon Waddington Although I agree that stock android is way better than touchwiz, and I run stock roms on every phone I buy, there is a reason for touchwiz, sense, blur, etc, to exist. You have to understand first that we (phone enthusiasts) who root, flash roms and tweek our devices are a VERY small portion of the phone buying populace. Most actually want those little bells and whistles these UI's provide. My wife for instance loves the touchwiz on her GS3, she loved the motoblur on her old RAZR and loved the sense on her old incredible even though I find these UI's repulsive. She just uses it as a phone and the limits of her customization is a new desktop wallpaper. That is why there were allot of complaints by people who bought a Gnex and were pissed because it could not do what their buddy's GS2 could, because it was not designed to be left stock.
This is why I think the nexus series should never be subsidized through a carrier.