How good of a device is the iPad if one did not want to subscribe to anything? Are there quality free apps people are finding or free ebooks? I know on my iphone, I haven't bought an app, always the free ones and it works well for me. I'm not against paying but don't want to need to pay alot to enjoy the thing as well...if I ever decide to get one My fear is the iPad is a money hole in a sense with having to buy everything. Are my fears unfounded?