I would love a Nexus 4, I currently have a Galaxy Nexus.
Unfortunately the Nexus 4 won't run on Verizon's network and I won't switch. Hopefully the next Nexus has 4G/LTE and will run with Verizon.
I do love the idea of a top end phone, off contract for a good price...especially since I wouldn't lose unlimited data that way
I think Google is a little upset with Verizon since they never really promoted the Galaxy Nexus...it came out the same time as the Droid Razr and was just put aside.
I thought I had read an article somewhere too that the Galaxy Nexus sold poorly and they were using those sales estimates when telling LG how many to produce.