And do you know what? I LOVE IT. My interest in one waned after I got an iP4, but I am smitten. As a student I'm enjoying iBooks and Pages for 90% of my reading and essay/note writing - no more shoulder-breaking bag! On my honeymoon recently, it was all we needed, and we dumped photo's and video's direct via the connection kit. Games are more enjoyable on the bigger screen, and Safari is the best incarnation yet. I guess the moral is that if you actually do have a use for it, it really is a tool for consumption as well as creation. It's sort of sad that a lot of people buy them (or any Apple product) based on the hype machine before whining like spoilt children. It's a frivolous gadget - there's no doubt in that - but what a gadget. Just thought I'd share my opinion as new iPad owner. And for the record, IMHO the iPad display > retina any day. Bigger is better for multimedia.