Thanks everyone. Let us know how your other Nexus devices work out. I was thinking about a 10, but settled on the 7 due to pricing.
I'll add a bit more about myself for anyone interested. I'm an Australian living in Japan and currently a stay-at-home Daddy living with my 1 year old while my wife slaves away in an office. I recently lost my job but the timing was perfectly matched to my wife's maternity leave ending and we didn't want to put the Little Man into day-care so young, so it worked out. I'll use the next year to study Java and build some qualifications to re-enter the workforce. I'm pretty new to forums (this is the second I've ever joined!) and extremely new to Android and Java. I've had some minor success with C and C++ through my previous work.
It's nice to meet everyone and I hope we can all learn a thing or two from each other!