I have Ruger's 10/22 Mannlicher and two Marlin 795s. Side by side comparison I can tell the quality of materials and fit/finish favors Ruger, hands down. I do like the 795. I bought two of them to take my nephew to Appleseed. Of all the participants there, we were the only ones with Marlin 795s and most everyone else had Rugers. By the time, the weekend was over, I knew why. Both of the Marlins had some feeding issues off the bat. There's some polishing work to be performed in order to get them to function reliably. Also, it's much easier to change mags on the Ruger than the Marlin for the purpose of Appleseed.
That said, I do like the 795. If you're on a tight budget, I'd recommend a $795. If not, it's worth footing the bill for a 10/22.