I just got this tablet so I can't speak to longevity, etc., but as for first impressions, this is a really great tablet for the price. What I like: -Build quality seems excellent - really solid feel. -Micro SD slot for expansion is great. -Pretty much stock Android (I have used the Samsung version in the past, I found it almost unworkable). -Lots of RAM and a fairly fast processor means apps run quickly
On the negative side, it has cameras, though they are pretty low quality - good enough for Skype, etc., but won't beat your phone for pictures.
Overall, I would recommend. I will update after a while if anything goes wrong.
EDIT 11/7/2013: Just thought I would give an update about the Micro SD card reader, as I was a bit confused about it. On the Dell site, it says it is SDXC compatible, supporting up to 128GB (when they are available), but in other spots it says "a micro SD slot for up to 32GB of additional storage", which would imply it is not SDXC compatible. Well, tonight I put in a 64GB SDXC card, formatted to FAT32, and all 64GB were available. Copied files from my desktop onto the card, and the Venue was able to read them no problem. So that is a very nice feature if you have a lot of movies, music, etc you want to lug around with this tablet.