I would put myself into suspended animation until the iPad Mini was out then buy it.
I do not own any Apple products, but I have been looking at tablets for some time now and Apple has the most stable and usable tablets available.
If I really had to buy a tablet today it would be a Nexus 7.
Guys! Guys! He's down! Stop kicking him! If he shows up on another thread, Tasers are indicated, but for now, let him slink off into the shadows to lick his wounds and ponder how deeply cool and misunderstood he is!