i needed some advice on my dilemma and figured that this might apply to other people who settled on models they didn't intend to purchase. so after 4 days of waiting in line at various apple stores in my area, i scored a ticket to a 16GB White Verizon. i had originally wanted a 16 or 32 Wifi Black bc i used my 1st gen ipad almost exclusively at home and couldn't justify spending the extra money for the 3G or data for it. not wanting to leave empty handed for the 4th time however, i decided to pick it up and decide what to do within the 14 day return period. a week later i'm seriously conflicted as far as returning or keeping it. the white is a lot better looking than i had thought it would be and is actually the least important deciding factor to me. as far as the 3G (the biggest factor), i have actually had the opportunity to use it in a useful situation. i took a short trip to vegas this past weekend and took my new ipad, ATT iphone, and sprint android work phone. i had horrible ATT and Sprint reception in my room and decided to purchase a 1GB Verizon plan for my ipad. needless to say i got great service and actually used a fair amount of data for the rest of my trip. it was admittedly pretty cool to have 3G and definitely felt the convenience and overall "better" factor of having 3G on the device. also (obviously) i was glad to have the VZ model bc of course if i would have had an ATT i would have been on the same boat. however, its not a necessity and i probably won't be in too many situations like that during the next year. also, coming from a 32GB gen 1, i worry that the 16GB will get used up too fast (I have 4 GB remaining now). another factor is the hassle of returning and purchasing the correct model. we all know how that will probably go. i'm really leaning toward keeping it and continuing my "experiment" with 3G until the ipad 3 comes out. thoughts?