Check it out here http://www.sammobile.com/2014/01/16/android-4-4-2-leaks-for-galaxy-note-3-sm-w9008-telcel-mexico/
And the Source is here: http://androidmx.net/2014/01/actualiza-tu-galaxy-note-3-n900w8-a-kitkat-4-4-2/comment-pag...
That is like not buying a Note 3 because the Note 4 is coming out this year.
It force closes on my Galaxy Note 4 with Kit kat stock 4.4.4.
Do I need one of those "vanilla" developer phones if I'm to install a custom ROM on my Note 3? As far as I know, nope. You can root any Android phone.
I'm fairly sure that I can ClockWorkMod + install custom ROM on a phone I purchase in a shop....
did ya even read the q&a? your answer is listed there in the 2nd Post where the other q's are answered. ...and countless pages back as well. if you find menus annoying, you can switch back to the original settings. the toggle is in xnote extra men...