Pretty much agree-I've also got both and they are two entirely different things. If all you want is a nice shooter that feels "right" in the hands, the Henry will do the job. If you want to mod it and change it's appearance or function, then the 10/22 is a better choice. They aren't interchangeable, IMO.
Henry and Ruger are both American made. A friend of mine has a .17Hmr Henry and that is a cool rimfire levergun.How old are you? If you are old enough to remember Lucas McCain, get the lever action. Hands down!
I am a retired pawnbroker, gun dealer. I retired owning levers and semiautomatic 10/22's. Both are good.
My first gun was purchased at a mercantile gas station many years ago. Lever action, 18 dollars. Fond memories plinking at a penny a round.
The Ruger is USA made yet I believe. The Henery is? ?? Brazil? ??