I love the White iPad because the smart covers or any other colored covers really compliment the white iPad! Plus, I've always had black phones, cars, computers... etc.. so the White one was/is a pleasant change!
I have the iPad2 in white and had the red leather cover. That cover looked bad fast with stains and it also stained the clear plastic covering on my white iPad. I bought the gray plastic cover and I recommend it over the leather.
I love the white - I bought one today. I get so tired of black electronics.