Just got 7.1.1. Tap to see notifications is boss. Noiiiiiiiice feature stolen from Moto haha. I agree $1400 is actually insane for a phone. Personally, I paid $1200 or whatever for the 128GB Pixel, even that was pushing it as I have never spent that kind of money for a bloody phone. For me it was an upgrade to a 3 year old Nexus 5. So basically, if I get 3 years out of this phone, I will be happy. At this rate it's amazingly fast and does the job very well, so I predict it will be good for 3+ years. Additionally, I agree with your conclusion that it's more of a 800-1000 phone. The camera though, jesus christ the camera. Blows my mind how good this thing is.