I also suffer the lower number of good apps in the Android market, but I think this is gonna change soon as the Nexus 7 and other google tablets are coming out.
I've been and iPhone user and now I'm an android user (Samsung Note) I'm not very happy with it, it's slower than the iPhone, freezes up very often and consumes which seems to be a big amount of memory. When I got the Nexus I feared all this and was surprised to find a very good product, it was beautiful, it worked fine, and smooth.
I agree the iPad uses better materials, and the interface is quite nice, but I can see Google is learning really fast and putting up a good competition.
They're both good tablets, but the difference in price is a big drawback for Apple.