Hello, Before I start I will explain why I am interested in the iPad so it doesn't look like I am a "I gotta have everything that comes out" type! I currently use an iMac for my proper projects, writing, video editing, podcasting etc and I also have a white Macbook that I now use for the internet and messenger and a little bit of writing when I am not at my desk or when I visit friends. I regularly walk 5 miles to my friends house in a nearby village and it is not ideal to be carrying a 4.6 pound laptop with me for 5 miles there and 5 miles back! This is where the iPads small size and much lighter weight are tempting me! Anyway, I have been looking at the reviews and demo's of iWork, Pages in particular as well as browsing the App store for various productivity apps. It is all well and good to see them in action and being demo'd by all the amateur reviewers on youtube. (I don't mean to patronise I really find it helpful and am one of those people!) BUT! Seeing somebody show you how an app works is completely different to actually using it, especially when people are showing you stuff they have only had for a day, So I would be very grateful if somebody who has actually used the iPad in a real life situation for productivity would share their thoughts on the device and any potential flaws. My own personal needs are only going to be for shorts stints of writing short stories (maybe 600-1000 words) and poems (I know soppy!) on the device, but I am sure that there are a lot of people who would like to know how it operates for productivity in real life situations. Thanks in advance and I am terribly sorry for how ridiculously long winded this was!