I am absolutely surprised by the amount of people that simply do not understand just how much potential this new iPad holds. It is not about the lack of features on the current model or the software limitations, both of these will change in time. What it solely represents to me is a large departure in the computing model by introducing a new platform that goes back to the core, all the essentials that make a computer, especially one that is intuitive to the consumer. Just look at how each program is so distinct from one another, not to mention the huge role that graphics plays in the user interface, much more than any desktop system in my opinion. Yes it may be closed, but this could be a good thing. It allows Apple to decide what is good and what is not. Granted, this might not work best in all scenarios, but it does allow a good flow of consistency between applications, as well as a certain standard, one that is comparable to Apple's. In the recent decade it has become evident that computers should not be tied down to a desk, with the advent of powerful notebooks and the recent explosion of smartphones. We are constantly on the move, and technology has come to the point that there no longer is a need for a large "box" holding us down. The iPad, along with its interface, and potential for truly unique applications, remind me of what a computer should be. Let's face it, Apple is against multitasking on mobile computers, since we know just how unimportant it is, as long as there is a fast enough processor for task switching, save for music apps such as Pandora. I can assure you that once the jailbreaking community gets rolling, we will see a much more "customizable" springboard, since there is enough space for widgets among other things. Surprising Apple didn't include it now, but let's not forget this is still OS version 3, let's wait for the fourth one and see what they come up with. I'm sure they are working on it but just couldn't wait that long (i.e. rumors). As you can see, I have much hope for the iPad, and very soon everyone will love it and would want to have one for themselves, once the "real" good apps come out. And let's not forget about that sweet IPS screen, the same display technology in the current iMac and Cinema Display.