You know, I thought about it before buying my iPad and I actually bashed it as well for being just a "big iPod Touch" but after owning one for a few weeks now, I really notice that the iPod Touch is actually more a "small iPad" then the iPad being a "big iPod Touch". I can't even look at my iPhone the same anymore (waiting on my iPhone 4, maybe that will help) it just seems small, cramped and underpowered. I love the battery life, browsing on it and some of the HD apps (PvZ HD FTW!) but all in all, I don't think I'll regret buying my iPad even if there is a G2, I'll still be quite happy with my G1 iPad. About lack of flash: 1) Less ads. Thanks! 2) No more Facebook Games. (Thank god). Broke my addiction easily. 3) No more streaming TV episodes. Bit of a blow but I use AirVideo which has suited me quite well for downloading + streaming. No issue for me, just a few extra minutes of my time. About lack of front facing camera: 1) Honestly, I don't see Apple actually implementing one in the future. The iPad is quite large and adding a front facing Camera would be kinda weird. I mean you'd have to hold it upright properly, might not support landscape.. and I mean I have (will have, rather) an iPhone 4 to fix that need. About the lack of USB ports: 1) I feel a USB port would be quite silly. I can't think of anything I'd need to actually plug in via USB to my iPad. I mean there is a Keyboard dock, adding a USB webcam would be stupid looking and awkward to use.. maybe for a camera but there is a connection kit already. 2) No more drivers/updating drivers etc. It's just more simple. I really don't think the iPad is actually lacking any real features personally, and is a great laptop killer for non-power users. What do you think?