Reviews say it's worth it, but I have no experience with the Note 2. Actually, I'm not a big phonophile, either. My personal phone is a Droid X2 that's 8 months out of contract. Company pays for my company phone and it still took me 6 months to upgrade to the Note 3. Previously, I had the Droid Pro (blackberry like keypad and small screen).
I don't know what to tell you... today is day 2 with the phone and I just downloaded the Note 3 Experience app to learn more about the phone's features.
The stylus is nice.