Yeah, I agree with both responses. I give it a few months. This phone is still a baby (a big and healthy one at that), but based on what I saw in the Note 2 forums when it first got released, there's a good chance we'll be seeing TONS of excellent ROMS and kernel choices coming our way. I thought my flashing addiction was over, but I have a feeling I'm going to relapse and hit rock bottom when the inevitable flood of custom ROMs comes.
Personally, I am anxious for AOSP too, but I really can't say that I am hating this version of touchwiz (solely for the S Pen functionality). If one of our devs can implement S Pen functionality in an AOSP-based ROM I'm going to need to invest in a new pair of jeans, because I will undoubtedly soil my current pair.
Be patient, brotha, this phone won't get overlooked as far as development is concerned. I'm just excited to see which developers we'll get. And when we do, let's try not to run them off.
Sub question out of curiosity, who are some developers that you guys would be thrilled to see developing for our beloved Note 3? Based on our first ROM developer, jovy23, we are off to a very promising start! My experiences with his previous works have been nothing but solid.
My $0.02; Cl3Kener, ptmr3, Jamison904, gs2usr, elbermu, prbassplayer, thederekjay, ThdDude, ayysir, Master&Slave... The list could go on. Pipedreams, man.