Initially I couldn't understand why Apple would so cripple this device with no USB, no multitask, no flash, and a fail wireless file transfer system. It dawned on me, the iPad isn't a computing device. It's a vending machine. It's locked down ridiculously tight and married to the iStores. Apps, books, music, movies, all delivered via the iStores -- after you pay the tab, of course. That's the iPad's raison d'etre: a portable portal to get your dollars into the Apple iStores and away from Hulu, Amazon, and all other content providers. You can't even watch online videos on this iPad (flash). Instead, get used to pumping quarters into the iPad jukebox for stuff to read, watch and listen. And you're going to buy this thing? Really?