I’m firmly convinced that iPads are the best tablets available today, just like the Apple Watch is the best choice in that category.
I refuse to be locked into Apple’s ecosystem for either one though, so I just don’t have anything in that category. Fortunately, smart watches and tablets both remain very much optional accessories, and not core to my job or life.
When someone comes out with an appropriate competitor, I will happily get one. I got a Nexus 7 2013 almost as soon as it came out 7 years ago, and it was a great tablet that is still heavily used by my kids - but the screen wasn’t a whole lot larger than a lot of modern phones. But I haven’t seen anything that makes a compelling case to replace it in the Android market in the years since, and nothing close to the price.