meanwhile waiting for 4.2 on my S3. cant wait for the EOS to come out to ditch android for WP
Your phone working fine? If so, don't obsess over latest OS version, the OS is just a canvas to run the apps you need. Having the latest version means sometimes you become a beta tester.
If you really have to have it, get a Nexus device or a GE edition of the phones.
In many respects 4.1 is better and more stable than 4.2. I don't care anyways, because the version-specific apps are made available on Play, so I can have them regardless of the OS version.