So many choices currently so one needs to be savvy and be on the lookout for good deals. The LG G Pad is pretty great for the buck albeit unknown but maybe not for long. I'm sure Samsung will tempt you personally with their new offerings which should be pretty soon.
I would love to have a HTC tablet but it's probably going to be a fail. Apple and Samsung has a better chance of getting their products to sell because their brand is famous among consumers. Their best shot is smartphones (and maybe smartwatch). If they want to make it sell, they must lower the price to a acceptable range while providing decent specs but I highly doubt that considering that their recent mid, low end phones are somewhat overpriced.