reply to BullyRED
Re: Ugly ass TouchWiz... That's essentially what I am running on my Note 2. The Deodexed stock rom with mods for the 4 in 1 reboot menu and the all apps available for multiview mod. Then I run Nova Launcher.
The reason I like Nova Launcher is it(among its many other great things) retains(well, it's own version) the new message count bubbles on the mail/text/Google Voice and icons. With most other 3rd party launchers, you lose these bubbles. I always hated using the top status bar icons for anything.