Well i've been asking myself should buy an ipad. Sure it looks nice, large touchscreen, portable.. but after thinking long and hard here are my top reasons for not buying an ipad: 1) $$$: I can't justify the price. Dropping over $500 for something I'm not sure I need is a bit too much. Especially since I have a home computer and a smartphone. 2) 1st Gen: Technology will improve. Like all tech products (including Apple) the hardware gets better, things improve and prices drop. Learned that lesson when I bought my 1st ipod touch. 1st gen didnt have a volume rocker, which was sorely missing. The next week after buying it they came out with 2nd gen WITH a volume rocker. for same price 3) I have an iPod Touch: It's an iPad but more portable.