I was very fortunate and won an iPad at a vendor event late last week. After a few days of playing with it, I have to say I'm not that impressed with it. Sure, it's got a decent web browser, but for participating in forums I'm not that high on typing on it. The on-screen keyboard is phenomenal for an on-screen keyboard, however it's still not as nice as typing on tactile response laptop or desktop keyboard. The App selection seems a bit thin, at least for native iPad apps. I had to buy a facebook app (Friendly) which seems pretty decent. I also purchased a Craigslist browser which also seems to work fairly well. Otherwise, when I browse the app store I don't see anything that I can't live without. The Netflix app is pretty decent and the fast forward/rewind operation is top notch. Otherwise, I'm not exactly sure what to do with this thing. Between my wife and I we each have an laptops and an iPhone 4, a shared iPod touch, a desktop computer, an Apple AirPort Express for Airtunes, an iPod Classic, and now the iPad. Laptops have filled in our "courch surfing" needs, and the iPhone takes us wherever else the laptops won't go. I did see a remote desktop app I would like to try, but these are all in the $12+ range, which is a little high to buy and then not like. All the decent games are like $10, again.. If it's decent I don't mind but I'd hate sinking $10 into a game that I don't play. I figured at least Apple would have some kind of specialized iPad version of the iTunes remote app, but no such luck. Any decent app recommendations?? Don't get me wrong - It's cool and it gets a wow factor from a lot of people. Being that I have a whole slug of other portable devices, I have to find a fit and a use for it. I really wish they hadn't skimped out on the front facing camera. We all know that Facetime was long in the works when this thing was created. If it had Facetime, it would be awesome. Sorry for what may sound like a nonsensical rant, but I thought when I won this thing I'd be more excited. Turns out I'm more lukewarm to it. To answer the question in the other thread "No, I'd probably not buy another one right now if this one was lost/stolen/broken/etc.." (Maybe that opinion can change!) I'd also be appreciatave of any case recommendations.. The cases at Best Buy are all wicked expensive. I can't stomach $50 for a case when I know there's $2 worth of materials in it.