A couple weeks ago I bought my first Tablet, an Acer A500. I honestly have been drooling over the iPad for 2 years but couldn't justify buying one. The cost was too high and one of my primary uses is CBC Online which cannot function effectively on an iPad because it does not play flash. I've been curious about Android devices for about a year, but I've been very committed to Apple as my past 3 computers have been Macs and my wife and I both have been iPhone users for several years.
A friend at CBC, Craig, sent me a coupon though to Staples for $100 off a tablet making this Acer only $300 (half the price of the iPad). I began comparing it to the iPad and it had more functionality and better features. The Acer can play Flash, has expandable memory, a USB drive, and the list could go on. My wife gave me the green light and I leaped into the Android world and bought my first tablet.
So far I have no regrets. I was able to buy a stylus and keyboard/case (that connects via USB) for less than $20 on Amazon and have been loving the flexibility that it provides me. It's not a perfect device and I still have a lot of learning to do, but I will say that my first 2 weeks as an Android user have been a lot of fun! I would love any advice on some great apps to download or any suggestions in maximizing the Android functionality (and flexibility!).
By the way, those HTC phones sure do look fun to use!