I ended up going with the galaxy for there main reasons:
1. Expendable memory. I've had an 8 gig touch, mad wife has a 16 gig ipad , and that is just not enough once you start loading on movies.
2. Peel remote. I really, really like this ability. I'm kinda a A/V nerd, and am always in the search for a good remote.
3. Costco return policy. I'm still leery of returning to Android. I had been planning on waiting for a windows 8 tablet, so Costco's 90 day return policy makes me comfortable that i can try out the galaxy, and ifni don't like it i can return it and get something i like it.