Default a few moto X questions

i have a DNA that just went through the wash cycle (accident and not my doing... lol)
while it mostly functions (earpiece, mic and led not) i was going to keep it around as a mp3 player camera of sorts

at the price range of new devices and the development bases i was leaning more towards the X (vzw dev edition)
  1. i was wondering spec wise how this device feels still and if it would be a viable purchase still
  2. google wallet working for this device?
  3. any overall cons you guys feel about it?
  4. safestrap based roms flashed without issue?

i plan on contributing to the dev community for this device and i felt this was the way to go, if anyone could shine some light on this for me would be greatly appreciated , thanks!
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