Is Google on to something.....?

Is the S4 Google edition a sign of things to come? Imagine if the Optimus pro, htc one, optimus g2, note 3 and the latest Sony phone were sold in the Play Store with stock android? I think it would finally answer the age old question of stock vs touchwiz vs sense? I personally appreciate the features that Samsung and htc bring to android. Stock is great but ends up lacking some basic features. I really think if this happens it would bode well for the prepaid wireless carriers who struggled to competed with postpaid for the latest handsets