Verizon contract is up on Jan 4th 2013

Am I being hung out in the middle of older products and newer products coming in May/June? I feel like I really need to replace my HTC Thunderbolt, which is chugging along pretty poorly at this point. I Know the GSIII is the most highly recommended phone on the service right now, but it'll be closing in on a year old at that point and you got to figure that a new product will be out pretty soon. Any recommendations? I really wish Verizon had a new stock Android product, but it looks like it won't any time soon.