Hi all, new user here, appreciating this forum very much. I am a longtime PC laptop user who is on the verge of going Mac later this week. I spend 90% of my computer time in my home office so I don't really need a laptop. Plus I really like a fast processor and a big screen, therefore I'm thinking iMac, with an iPad as my portable device to do work while away from home. My "work" consists of responding to emails, reading and editing simple documents (regular word docs with no pictures or special formatting), reading/posting on social networking websites, and doing internet research using Google and LinkedIn. All my data and emails will be in the cloud as I am about to become a Mobile Me user. I never need to load data in to my computer via disk, so the lack of a disk drive is fine with me. Nor do I give a crap about the lack of support for Flash. BUT--a lot of friends are saying "you can't do real work on the iPad." So I have to figure this out. Hoping you will help. Can the iPad do the following? * Retrieve a Word doc from my iDisk, let me edit it in Pages, and upload it back to the iDisk? Recent iWorks update says YES but your opinion is valued. * Send an email with an attachment pulled from my iDisk? * Read a Word doc when it comes to me as an email attachment? * Participate actively in social networking sites (e.g. FB, LinkedIn and word press blogs)? * Create a simple Pages doc and save it as a Word doc to my iDisk? Any clues MOST appreciated. Thank you for your time.