Best widely available flagship consumer phone?
Does edge offer anything advantageous over the S6, other than form factor aesthetics?
Good reasons not to purchase other than price, and better alternatives?
yes, the Note5 battery life and extra GB of RAM are more than worth it over the current S6.
The Spen is pretty good though and you might finding yourself using it more than you thought.
The nexus 6P I would argue is right up there with it as well, but I prefer the Note5 for the better screen and having Exynos7420 which wont overheat.