And iWhiners: Part of the territory. So much debate over specs, flash, cameras, and now that it is out, screen use outside, weight, etc. People love to complain here about Apple and their prices, their lack of features, their closed systems. But let me remind you that you are fortunate to have Apple. Yes you are, so quit your whining. Apple gave us the iMac. Then the iPod. They were back. They used the iPod halo effect to try to get M$ users to buy their Mac hardware. But then they did something that really set the ball rolling for the iPhone, for the iPad, for everything they have done. And that is the iTunes Music Store. That was all it was in the beginning, a way to buy music on your computer to put into your iPods. To get songs instead of albums. A way to get songs you hadn't heard in years or owned since you had them on vinyl or tape. The iTunes Music Store made the iPod infinitely more successful than it would have been without it. It is the foundation that has made Apple the digital Wal-Mart. The iTunes Music Store paved the way for Movies and TV Shows, paved the way for the iPhone, which of course led to the App Store. People long before the iPhone were always complaining about Apple's closed systems and the lack of a mid range tower. You either had to buy an iMac or a MacPro (PowerMac back then). And they complained about the price tag. Proponents, aka fanboys, would argue that the price included the stability, the software package, the total integration of software and hardware, and the end-all-be-all user experience. Apple extended that 'user experience' to the iPod and iPhone with the slick UIs and ease of use that OS X is famous for. They don't just construct a user interface, they make an intuitive interface. The iPhone multitouch which is now a part of the iPad interface is the current culmination of that UI/II. And regardless of what the accomplish, how much market dominance they achieve with their iPods and iPhones in spite of their relatively low market share in computers, people continue to expect, demand, and whine about what their latest iteration doesn't have, doesn't do, etc. Well Apple doesn't owe you anything. Sorry. But no other company has the audacity to strike the content deals they do. To bring you a centralized shopping place for media, and yet have it perform so well. You can't complain about a closed system and at the same time expect it to work so well without bugs. Who else but Apple would bring together the integration of so many forms of media. M$, Dell, Amazon, Real ??? Please. They can all barely do one or two things half-assed to semi-ok. A new evolution of their mobile OS gets previewed today and instead of being thankful for the new features, people are first to complain about what they didn't get and how something they bought last weekend doesn't do everything they think it should be designed for in a first revision. They have been messing with the iPad behind closed doors for years, trying to make something that would be worth releasing, taking out the things that would make it frustrating to use and make you want to smash it so that at the end of the day most people would have something in their hands that they truly enjoyed the use of. If you don't like the iPad or other Apple device or computer and don't want to buy their stuff or use their App and Media Stores, there are other platforms out there. But Apple really doesn't care.