The Nexus 7 is my 3rd Android device. I went for the 16 GB version in order to run the SkySafari Pro astronomy app. That takes up 1.3GB the 8 GB N7 wasn't an option. My wife's Nook Color proved the form factor to me, but of course I wanted a real Android tablet with better hardware. 10 days in I have no complaints except the vertical only home screens. I'm not sure if I'll wait for a Google fix or get some rotation software. Android started for me with a Droid 2 and my current phone is a Droid 4.
My portable history goes back to a Palm IIIx, with its monochrome 160x160 screen and 8 MB (yes, megabytes, year = 2000). IIRC the price was the same as the N7 16 GB. Then a Sony Clie with 320x320 color followed by Moto Q and Samsung Saga Windows phones.
I'm in IT with a small company in the Northeast US. It's good to have a growing community here,