Ok Android Army convince me....

Had a really horrible experience with my Thunderbolt when it came out. It was so bad that i ditched it 7 months into my contract (on verizon) for a free HTC Trophy the windows store gave me. Really like my WP and was all set to get and WP8 until i saw the Note 2. Convince me, why i should get the Note 2 and not a WP8? I found my thunderbolt was sluggish, and the battery life sucked. I also was pissed off at the fact that I paid 250 for it and 2 months later it was free on sites. Why should I pay 300 for the note instead of 200 for the HTC 8X. I have not been following android that closely since I got rid of my TB. In fact I swore off all android products all together after my experience with the TB.