I agree with fbales.
I bought the top of the line ipad last year. In the end I just couldn't deal with being force fed only stuff that was blessed by apple.
Android provides so much more choice, you get the specs you want and build the GUI how you want it.
Price I don't really care too much about as long as quality and specs go with it.
And how is apple any different than any other company that updates their products? At least Apple is predictable when they update theirs so people should know when the updated version will be released. If Apple is listed under screwjob, then so is every other company.