This is the coolest thing I have ever owned. No joke this thing is sweet. I'm surprised I thought it would feel just like a big itouch but it's way different feels a lot more powerful and more like I'm using a touchscreen MacBook minus the keyboard. The browser is fast and renders everything beautifully as a real computer would and never directs me to a mobile site. My main question is how far off is the next gen iPad? This purchase confirmed to me I will own an iPad for a long time. I'm just not sure if i should return this one and wait for the next generation iPad. If it's not going to be launched until after February then this is going to be my permanent iPad. If a new one is only a month away I will return this an patiently wait. I need some help from the gurus! Also any tips and tricks you have for me I'd love to hear it. Also some must have apps wouldn't hurt. Thanks happy holidays!