Default Stable roms

Hello guyz,

I m using philz touch recovery and tried aosb, cm 11, etc but each rom had one or the other problem in it.

1.Can I install the 4.1.2 mex retail zip after a wipe and clean or do i have to go back to earlier version of the recovery?

Which are the most stable roms out yet? Where everything works great... like in the mex retail and the ics. Which has some good dev options in it like paranoid android