I really love the phone. No major complaints and it runs like a beast.
The biggest issue for me was that when paired with my car bluetooth, I could not get Pandora to stream at all. I disabled default music apps and got it to play (with no song title/artist text) but it would still pause ever so often, even multiple times during the same song. So I had to either root the phone or take it back as Pandora is my friend for about an hour each way to/from work.
Really, otherwise I had no issues with the phone. I don't think the battery is a problem for normal use. It lasts much longer then my Droid RAZR previously, and I can make it through waking up, taking it off charger, to work, normal work usage, screen brightness normal and wifi/BT/LTE all on throughout, and back home with still around 30-50% roughly. I don't know what the best battery app to benchmark would be. I do know playing Plants vs Zombies in the morning to wake up eats the battery.
Another odd thing is it gets really hot when it's flat, even though I don't see any vents or anything on the back. But again, that's during heavy PvZ action, otherwise no difference at all.
Also, I hate the Verizon typical bloatware and some of the apps/settings like QSlide are neat, but not really worth it for my usage. QuickMemo is awesome, love the knock on and knock off, which is great for meetings., and really liked the slide up menu. Also had some easy options for changing look and feel to some degree of the nav buttons.
One last thing, I still can't get used to the back buttons. It's not a major problem, I dont really use them all that much, but I still find myself struggling to feel for them or hit them. Not a worry enough to take the phone back.