So since the keynote there have been several threads and several opinions. Heated debates, speculations, condescension, generalizations, bashing and a phrase I *think* I might be coining - the iPadditude. Whether you are buying one or not. Whether you think the iPad is magical or not. The thing people have in common here is this iPadditude that their opinion is all that matters and anyone that disagrees with them is an idiot, wrong, uninformed, is an Apple apologist, has drunken the Apple Kool-Aid, isn't thinking it through or my personal favorite - "doesn't get it". I say this 'tude exists for both the excited ones who can't wait to own one and those that are either waiting or won't buy one. And while I love a good debate - most of these threads and conversations in question are nothing but huffing and puffing and trying to either a) convince someone of something they'll never be convinced of or b) trying to show another person you're smarter than they are. Who cares - and that stems from either insecurity or ego. If you see benefits of the iPad, GREAT! If you don't or not at present, GREAT! You don't need to analogize, compare/contrast one device vs another. Again - who cares? Some people like physical keyboards and will like a netbook or laptop. Some people like the form factor and everything the iPad promises. No one is WRONG and no one is RIGHT. It's subjective to what that person's needs and preferences are. I am not specifically laying blame - but at the core of many of these discussions are what the iPad can and can't do vs what other devices can and can't do. Again - at the end of the day - who cares? What matters is what device - whether it's a Kindle, Netbook, Laptop, Tablet computer or iPad - will work best for YOU. Not your neighbor - your friend - or anyone else. And whatever that device you prefer now, or later is - you don't need to bash other devices to make your device better and/or make any justifications. We all have different needs, wants, usage. ETA: I think if people remembered these things than a lot of conversations could avoid namecalling and/or frustrations by posters who are antagonizing/feeling antagonized by other opinions. Anyway - my .02 for this rainy Wednesday morning.