Am not impressed. apart from the hardware, and if samsung follows their MO; the note 2 will get those features on android 4.3. I was looking forward to a major leap from the Note 2, I was let down. Ooh and the Spen is smaller, super let down cause I have big hands. My Magazine; Really! If it doesn't look like a magazine, that's a failure too.
Never owned a note but had given it some though when the note 2 came out. I'm not sure a small pen would work with my hands and I can say there are some cool new things you can do with the pen but I have to agree with planneau that having to use the pen to do so many things might be more of a pain then it's worth.
It would have been better to create a way to use the new stuff without that dang pen. I use my iPad mini everyday for work. I carry a stylus in my shirt pocket so that it's easily accessible. But I find that it's cumbersome to use it for simple note tasks. It's a nice little tool to have with you and integrating it into the body is great,but their making the device too dependent on it. IMO