Handwriting recognition seems to be something that a lot of people were expecting in the iPad, and a few people seem disappointed in the fact that it didn't make the cut. Isn't this the same as the whole 'a touchscreen without a stylus' thing when the iPhone came out? Also people forget the massive impact the app store has had on the iPhone. I probably spend 70%+ of my time using apps that aren't bundled in with iPhone OS. Surely a decent handwriting app should be round the corner. *downloading SDK to start developing handwriting app* PS I'm really happy about this device. I have a macbook pro that is about 4 years old, and still does exactly what i need it to do...internet, email, video etc. This means that I get to have a brand new device, for a fraction of the price. Everyone please stop killing the buzz with negativity! Apple have actually released a tablet with most of the rumoured features at half of the expected price.