Ah well, I have given up hope. The non-removable battery isnt an issue to me. Lack of LTE is not an issue. All I really wanted was either a mSD slot, or usb OTG. Oh well, maybe the next nexus will deliver the OTG capabilities. With the price of the Nexus line, it isnt so hard to upgrade every year. when 2013's nexus comes out (if there is one) the n4 will probably still sell for 200+ on ebay.
Wishlist for a perfect android phone: Stock Android | MicroSD Slot | Big Battery | DONE!
Nexus 4 was so close...