Reports that many computers (Mac or PC) either cannot charge or charge iPad's at reduced rate. Apple suggests use the included charger first, then sync up later, basically an extra step to get the most from iPad (yes, put it to sleep first for charge, but that still means 2 steps). Then you upload those gigabytes of movies and TV shows (Yes, not everyone will do that all the time) and suffer 280 Mb/s transfers via USB 2 (EDIT: this is the average SUSTAINED transfer rate. Theoretical rate for USB is 480 Mb/s, which it cannot achieve due to packet overhead). yet Apple has FireWire 800 that can do both faster. Up to 1.5 Amps of power and around 770 Mb/s transfer, both nearly 3x faster then USB2. Apple dropped FW 400 support in the G4 iPods due to "space issue". Fine. The iPad is MUCH, MUCH larger then iPods. There is enough FW 800 support, especially in the Mac community, it's a non-issue to include FW800 in iPad.