I got my S3 couple days ago, after almost 1 year using an i5 SP3 24-7 (work and personal use). I really liked the kickstand on my SP3, but I have always been worried of opening it completely. It was making noises, it was wobbling, sometimes cracking, and to be honest, I was afraid to damage it. As a consequence, I never used it the way I wanted, i.e. widely open on my lap, or on a table to use OneNote. I know it sounds stupid, but I have never felt 100% confident about the durability of the kickstand. Different story with the S3. The kickstand feels more durable, more solid, and the 3 positions are more than enough to make me happy. I am not worried to use it the way I want, and I really like it better than the one on the SP3. Overall, I really like this little Surface Good job MS.