Since having my ipad since day one I've been using it almost non stop, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. And thug I've been using it like crazy there are still places where I've held some reservations about taking it out and messing around with it, even if it was only for an instant to check my email. For example, I wouldn't dream out taking it out at a random McDonalds, especially if I'm in a shady neighborhood, and though they offer free wifi, it's just not worth the risk or the barrage of people coming up to me to ask questions inside of a McDonalds. I haven't yet taken it to Starbucks but I don't think I'd mind pulling it out there. I have not taken it to school yet, which is surprising. Maybe its just me but I haven't seen one person on that campus with an iPad and don't wanna seem like a shumck pulling one out in class to take notes..or taking it out at the on campus library while everyone runs their laptops. But! The places I have taken it out are Borders, long drives (though not public), and a restaurant (which wasn't the greatest, only cause I was by myself at the time waiting for others to arrive so checked my email and all of a sudden I became the focal point of the room) But I am very curious as to where you take it out. Not to work but rather public places..I'm in so cal which is surprising to me as to why I myself haven't seen other ipads out in the wild, only mine.