I started a new Verizon family plan about a week ago, on 5/10, with all new phones with 2-year contracts.
I've got the Galaxy S3 right now, but I've got until next Friday, 5/24, to return it and get something else with the new 2-year contract pricing. I don't mind returning this to get something else, but I don't want to spend more than $99 for a new phone on the 2-year contract.
The Galaxy S3 is fine, but I'm not thrilled with TouchWiz--I'm using Nova Launcher Prime to get around it in a way, but I still don't appreciate the TouchWizzy settings, SMS, and notification pane. I do like the camera and the popularity of the phone, and as an extension, the availability of cases and other accessories for it.
I don't think I'll like the Droid DNA much because of Sense, but I know some people feel like Sense is a little nicer than TouchWiz. The Droid RAZR MAXX HD skinning seems to be the least objectionable, but I'm a little worried about the camera there.
I have an old HP/Palm Pre 2 (the phone I had been using) that I can revert back to, which would let me keep the line open indefinitely for the 2-year contract pricing on a new phone...but I do want a newish phone soon. I really don't see anything on the horizon for Verizon, though.
I don't think I need everything that the Galaxy S4 offers, but I'd definitely go for it if it were to ever go on sale for $99. The best price I've seen now is $179 through Wirefly. I don't want to go with the Note 2 because it's just a touch too big and I already have a Nexus 7 so I don't need a tablet-phone.
I'm leaning toward just keeping the S3, but if anyone feels like making an impassioned argument for a different phone, go for it.