I've had an original iPad since April 2010, but yesterday I upgraded to a 2. What really made me go ahead was that I ordered a Kindle Fire to give someone for Christmas this year, and as soon as it got here I opened it up to see how it works. It was fun. So I was thinking seriously of buying one for myself -- but I used the Fire for a couple of days, and while it's very nice, it doesn't really fit into my Apple cul-de-sac. I mean, I have Apple-only gear, and I like syncing everything and having all my info on all my devices. And I really have no desire to re-purchase all my favorite apps from Amazon's app store for Android. The Fire is cute and nice, but it's no iPad. I think for someone who has never had an iPad, or who wants a bigger thing that's like an iPod Touch (and iOS isn't important to them) then it will be a great tablet. That's the kind of person I bought the Fire for. Someone who already does Kindle a lot, but hasn't got a tablet. So I guess that spurred me on to upgrade to iPad 2 (YEAH, I know I know...there could be a 3 soon.) But, oh well! I'm very happy with it.