My iPad's made about three trips out in public since I bought it. Everytime the reaction followed (roughly) the same sequence. 1. Someone is first to say "oh hey, is that one of those iPads"? 2. They ogle it. 3. Someone else nearby or even with the first person pipes up with a laundry list of "missing features" or a luxury item speech. Maybe I'm just unlucky or don't go to enough Starbucks but it's become humorously predictable.