I'd pick a T-Mo Note3.
Nothing has come out in recent months that's made me wish I had something else - I just wish we had an unlocked bootloader like T-Mo people.
The OLED screen is IMO a must-have, I really think they look better than LCDs - and of course, it's gotta be full HD, and >5 inches. That right there cuts out most of the options!
And it's gotta have a micro SD card slot as well, otherwise I can't carry my music around (and cloud music doesn't work in subway/etc - not to mention that music is something too important to trust to the cloud).
Only thing I wish it had was IP67 dust+water resistance - and it sounds like that's going to be in Sammy's galaxy line now, based on what we saw with S5 announcement.