If you're stuck on Verizon and not desperate for a new toy, stick it out...at least until after the Windows 10 announcement next week - but I wouldn't hold my breath for something new and shiny to come to Verizon at all; if it does, I wouldn't expect til Q3 or Q4 of this year...
Personally, I was desperate for a new toy so I pulled the trigger and got the Icon 5 days after I was upgradeable
Take what they want to allow you, when they want to allow it.
I understand that reliable coverage is only with Vzw in some areas. If that is not your situation move off the Big Red big bucks bill and get with the Factory Unlocked GSM and carrier portability program. Otherwise, see my above statement.