Haven't been around for long have you? What we're seeing is complete normal and typical of these forums post-introduction of something new.I gotta admit I was a bit surprised by the complete and total hatred for the iPad on these forums.
I am hoping what we are seeing in the demo unit is the new os as well that they hopefully will still announce soon. So maybe some of these new features will carry over to the iphone like background customization.You can change the wallpaper on the iPad. That's awesome, right?
Those were dark times indeed. Then it happened again in 2008 with the 3G phone. Then with the 3GS (although not as much if I recall).So, just for kicks I went back to early 2007 in the iPhone forum. Yep, hatred all over the place.
So I must conclude that some people just love to whine, and they target anything popular. But it's especially delicious to read about people predicting doom and gloom for Apple, or one of Apple's products (like the iPhone), when said product has gone on to massive success and profit.