I'd guess the Nexus would be smoother after a reset. The pinch zooming of home screens on the N10.1-14 isn't any faster whether it's factory fresh or with a ton of widgets (in my experience). I don't think the N10.1-14 is performing to the full capabilities of its h/w and think interim updates that would have helped were stopped to focus on the upcoming 4.4/M-UX update. But having said that there's a big difference between that and inferring it's a laggy mess as a couple of people here have tried to do. So you're saying that based on your experience you're hugely disappointed with the lag you're experiencing. I'm saying that 95% of the time with the exception being some transition lag (especially when a lot of background processes are going on) my N10.1-14 doesn't lag. Since neither of us can see what the other's talking about you can lose the righteous indignation because me and a couple of people here are posting experiences that may be different than yours.
This isn't about you. People should buy what makes them happy and if you're not happy by all means return your N10.1-14 and get something that does make you happy. But you, one person sharing one experience, can lead to this...
You're entitled to your opinion but if the people that disagree with you are "fanboys" does that make you and others with a different opinion "haters?" I don't personally think so and think that the (constructive) sharing of differing opinions and experiences are healthy. Everyone here's a big boy or girl and don't need you or me to tell them how to draw conclusions and weed through posts. I post counterpoint to comments like yours sometimes to give people perspective; and whenever possible pics or videos to back up what I'm sharing. I could personally care less what people here do individually (after all, there's over 4M) and whether or not they buy a product I own or are pleased with my comments. But I've been thanked a lot so I must be doing something to help people.
I am not calling people who disagree with me fanboy, at ALL. How are you even getting at that? My post only said that my device felt slow and then I only responded to people who responded to me with more information. Look back on my posts and notice that I am not disagreeing with anyone posting nice experiences or anything like that, and honestly, there's nothing to disagree with my original post, since it was my personal experience with the tablet. I even said in many of my posts that I thought I had a defective unit and that I would report back if the issues were fixed. I don't get where you're getting at, mainly because I am not really "arguing" or with anyone here. If you felt offended by my fanboyism comment somehow, it is really not my problem. I am not going to bother to keep this pointless argument with you going, so feel free to say whatever makes you happy.
In any case: I've returned my tablet and I can tell that it feels MUCH better than the other I had, which crashed withing my first hour of use. I can still notice random stutters in the transitions, but it's not constant and it's really nothing like the other one. I've also only had it for 2 hours so, I can't say much. I am also completely stock with all the bloat too, so once I install CleanROM I'm sure it will be a lot better.