I traded in my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for a Life's Good G2. I am very happy. This particular G2 sounds immensely better than the particular Note 3 I had. Not even close. The Note is a good phone with massive (for 2013) storage. The stylus is impressive tech, but it is not something that I use with my needs and lifestyle.
The G2 just feels good in my hand. Ohhh, that doesn't good, but you know what I mean.
The buttons on the back are a total positive. If you don't fight it and try to adapt to new tech then you'll be golden.