Can't personally justify the iPad Mini's price. Hello, Nexus 7?

I had been waiting and waiting for an iPad Mini refresh. I had read all the rumors, watched all the leaks, and set a calendar event for the October 22nd Press Event. Then they officially announced the iPad Mini with Retina Display, and I was as giddy as a school girl. For about 15 seconds before they announced the price.

I'm not a crazy power user when it comes to tablets. I have a Desktop PC that I build, and a cheap Dell laptop given to me by work. What I want out of a tablet is something to browse the web, play games, and have access to hundreds of applications that I don't have on my Windows Phone (I love my Lumia 920!). For a web browsing and game playing machine, I cannot justify $400 for an iPad Mini. It's not that I can't afford it, it's more that I don't want to spend that kind of money.

So having said all that - is the Nexus 7 (2013) my best bet? I see that there are occasionally deals to grab a new 16GB version for $200, and I think I'd plan to buy one of those $50 Google Play cases (Gray/Red, please!). So for $250, I'd have a new Nexus 7 FHD and a case. And I'd still save $150 compared to the iPad Mini.

So you're probably reading this and saying "Well, this dude already has his mind made up!" - and you're basically right! But what am I not taking into consideration? What hole has Google not filled when compared to the iPad? I know the number of "Tablet Specific" apps is laughable compared to iOS, but is it that bad?

I want the truth! I can handle it.