1. heavier than I thought. while the ibooks app is cool, holding the ipad is a chore. 2. screen--nice 3. fairly intuitive, coming from a touch. learning curve very short 4. sound--way too much vibration! dang, that's a bummer that the thing resonates badly when playing music. 5. responsive-nice 6. what's w/ the NY times app? that sucker looks awful. NYT is ok on Safari, but pixelated in the app. I suppose that will get fixed soon. 7. did I mention the thing is too heavy to hold for more than a brief period? 8 email app looks nice. 4.0 OS should make it even nicer, according to the rumors. 9. maps wasn't working. salespeople said the maps works off a different server than for the touch/iphone and it's been experiencing outages for the last 3 days. 10. typing--I was surprised it wasn't quite as bad as I thought it would be, considering it's size. but still, being a sensitive touch screen, one can't leave their fingers on the surface like you can when using a real keyboad. that makes if far more onerous to use than say, a netbook or other small physical keyboard. 11. ergonomics--meh, I'm not thrilled with the weight and the logistics of using the ipad in any manner but sitting down. lying in bed--I'm not sure how that would work. Propped up against the headboard, with the ipad in one's lap, ok, but i can easily read books on my touch while lying down. That's what I do the most with my touch now--read books at night, lights out, laying in bed. the touch is feather light. the ipad is simply much too heavy to hold. holding it with one hand is very awkward, too (IMO) 12. I'll skip the usual comments about what it lacks. we all know what it lacks. overall, once the new OS drops, and some rough edges in the first version of the ipad-centric apps are ironed out, I can ALMOST see myself sorta wanting one. 13. photos--THAT was impressive--the slideshow. really liked that. seems like the iPad would make a nice photoframe. 14. ipod - didn't notice anything especially compelling, when compared to my touch. it works. 15. weather - THAT was impressive. love all the extra info. very nice! 16. ibooks -- impressive graphics (translucent pages during page turns--cute!) that's about I tried on it. I guess this Thursday we will learn about 4.0?