The problem is that the iPad is news
However you look at it the iPad is the yardstick against which all other slabs will be measured.
A new iPad will change the measurement - your spiffy soon-to-be-released droid slab may stack up favourably against the current model of iPad but as soon as Apple release the next gen iPad the alternatives may not look as good.
Apple are predictable, incredibly so. It is a fair bet that the iPhone5 (or 4GS or whatever it gets called) will be announced early summer and released shortly afterwards - as has happened with iPhones for the last few years. Smart money says a new iPad is imminent and logic dictates that it will be announced and released before the next iPhone - which means any time now.
In short, the reading public will fall into 4 categories:
(1) those who don't care about tablets
(2) those that want a tablet and would only consider Apple
(3) those that want a tablet but hate Apple
(4) those that want a tablet and are still open minded.
Only those in category (1) aren't at least slightly interested in iPad 2 information. And those people would not likely read or comment on this article.