I first bought a Palm Pre 2, then a Veer, then Pre 3, now Touchpad 32Gb, all in less than 3 months.
The experience of usage of WebOS is really better than those fruits (Berries or apples). I really needed with physicall keyboard, so the Pre's where the solution.
Now TouchPad offers the best price/functionality that I need (Web surfing, mail, and Skype)
And now Pre 3 offers Skype /video calls (not from app catalog).
I don't care very much around what app's are available or how many, I usually work with the standard apps, or you really need an app that emulates a lighter, or one that makes a bird sing. I installed several apps in Touchpad, but I really use no more than five.
And finally, you will find that using a non-democratic way to offer an experience, has resulted in one of the most popular choices. You get your red fruit (apple), and you now what you get, it's limitations, the people complains, but nothing happens after that.
If you think around market share, vendor per vendor, the big apple wins, and they are a single vendor, and its is no flexible. Droids is based on several manufacturers doing slight modifications to the same thing, and there are several of manufacturers.