Oops, I meant why BOTHER. I have had my iPad for about 6 weeks (64g, 3G) and mostly love it. Now I hear about this new version of the operating system and frankly I am not all that excited by the changes and new features it would supposedly give me. Here is what I use it for: * web research * email (have 2 accounts, business and personal) * editing documents on my iDisk * storing photos for showing in person to friends & family * occasionally watching movies when on airplane (Maybe 6 long flights a year) I NEVER do gaming or listen to music. I really use it more for work and casual research. The only thing I don't like about the pad is how slow it is to load video from YouTube. Sometimes my work requires me to watch videos on YouTube, which would be a major pain if I had to do that more often. So--given my usage pattern, are there any dire consequences that will happen for me if I chose NOT to take the free upgrade to iOS4.2.1???