With all of the negativity surrounding this device, one really has to wonder what people were expecting. While I wouldnt call this product a huge fail, I do not think it is revolutionary at all, and I do think that Apple could have put a little more thought into it. I look forward to checking these out in an Apple store, but will probably wait for the inevitable price drop and revision B to come out. Im a big Apple fan, and I was excited about the release of this, as I envisioned the following: 1) Having a device that would perform several iphone type functions on a scale that was larger than an iphone, and smaller than my MBP. This includes reading and sending emails from different spots in my house, responding to text messages, etc. 2) A device that was a kindle type ereader, but was not a kindle. 3) A mobile device larger than an iphone, smaller than my MBP that would allow me to share photos and videos with others when Im out visiting. 4) A mobile device larger than an iphone, smaller than my MBP for general web browsing. In regards to points 3&4, for those of us that are older, (over 40) with not so great eyesight web browsing on the iphone can be challenging. Two years ago using the iphone for browsing was not diffucult, but just within the past year Ive noticed a change in my eyesight for the worse that makes surfing the web on the iphone challenging at times. What the ipad does not have that prevents me from rushing out and buying one: 1) No multitasking 2) No flash support. Like it or not, and whether or not there is something better around the corner, flash is here NOW and will probably be here for a little while longer. This means no hulu watching in bed, or anywhere else, no myspace, and no access to many other websites. However, if the ipad sells well, maybe this will force flash based websites to use different coding. 3) No front facing camera. While not a must have for me, it is very surprising that it does not have one. So, to the naysayers, what were you all expecting?