Congrats--I have had my 2013 Escape for 6 months now already have 12K miles on it. Love the extra features like the HID headlamps and BLIS system that isn't available on Focus. Two features that I like more than I thought is the power handsfree liftgate and the remote start now that the weather has gotten cold.
Alot of things similar to the Focus--appreciate the Focus inspiried chassis handling, dashboard gauges and many of the controls and operations are the same. Wish it had a better trip computer/MPG readout, same complaint I had with the Focus. Still has the bug ridden MFT too.......the rear camera parking aid lines keep turning themselves off with the newest 3.5.1 update.
I have experienced many of the first year quality/build issues on the Escape much like the 2012 Focus it replaced, but I am glad to be away from the PowerShift transmission and I love the 2.0 Ecoboost.
There are a few good forums for the Escape, PM me if you would like me to refer you.