The Google Experience Launcher is working fine so far with 4.4.2 on ATT
So far running the Knoxraid 4.4.2 build I was able to install GEL and the Google Search update with no issues.
From this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2506829
Just thought I'd point that out. The only two things that have come up so far:
The wallpaper and switching over to the Google Now screen initially glitched. There were artifacts when I switched over to the Google Now panel and when I switched back there was a long line of Google Hangout icons down the left-hand side. When I switched wallpapers to a custom wallpaper both things went away.
I also noticed that with GEL the DPI is just ridiculous at the stock setting. REALLY big icons. Novelty size. So I ran Texdroider DPI and scaled DPI down repeatedly by between 40 and 80, and at about 420 I hit a sweet spot that brought things back to around the icon size of Touchwiz Launcher. I like things a lot smaller so I kept scaling down and found another sweet spot at 260 where the icons and text are small enough to not annoy me but are also readable. I'll post screenshots when I sort that out but I would say on GEL 260 brings the icons to about the scale you might be familiar with in Nova Launcher?
I did in the end go for Nova Launcher but for a really unrelated reason. I like having a lot of items on my dock and I don't like having the application / widgets bar button dead center. I'm picky like that.
But all in all it worked fine, the only thing I noticed that was somewhat annoying was the lower DPI meant that the recent applications from long-pressing home broke. I switched to Switchr and am insanely happy. Then I went and froze about a 80% of the stuff I never use, which probably will break my settings all to hell because I froze a bunch of the printer stuff, a bunch of the camera stuff, etc... But I'm willing to live with force-closes and crashes if it means getting rid of excess weight.
Besides, I use third--party apps for notetaking, camera, etc... So I actually doubt I'll see a lot of problems. The note 3 is a great phone but man it comes with a lot of stuff jammed into it.