4 Nexuses, each worse than the previous one - iPad time
I really wanted to love this device, but I have to conclude that the manufacturing process is fatally flawed. I'll be warning people away from these every chance I get, and for myself, biting the bullet and going to the fruit store.
1st Nexus - slight screen lift at the lower left, just enough to be noticeable
2nd Nexus - worse screen lift, plus a dead pixel in the lower corner
3rd Nexus - extremely bad screen lift all down the left side
4th Nexus - barely visible screen lift. For a moment I thought I had a winner, but! It turns out the entire upper half of the left side pops and clicks with the slightest pressure, obviously not fastened well underneath.
Given the consistency of these issues, it's pretty clear that there are systemic issues with the manufacture of these devices. I'd bet good money that most of the units people currently think are just fine also have these problems. I predict many, many Nexus screens will gradually loosen on the left side and begin exhibiting these same symptoms within a few months, leading to many more threads like this, but started by people who are way past the return window and about to be forced to deal with Asus's warranty process instead.
So yeah, I'm jumping ship and waiting for the iPad mini instead (or just buying a full-sized iPad if the mini is just a rumor), despite the fact that I much prefer Android as an OS. While I could obviously buy some other Android tablet with better build quality, the reality is that (a) they all have crappy OEM skins that slow them down and ruin the AOSP experience, and (b) none of them will get long-term manufacturer support -- non-Nexus Android devices are invariably abandoned by their manufacturers in under a year. I don't know of a single counterexample. Any Apple gadget, OTOH, despite its shortcomings in terms of its OS, will be a solid, reliable, well-manufactured device good for two or even three years of ongoing upgrades and support.
I'll be sticking with Android phones, but I'm tired of waiting around for a decent Android tablet to appear. I'll come back from the dark side when (if?) Google manages to get its act a little more together.