The usual Fandroid/Apple haters are remarkably silent. It is amusing to read the comments about how Apple blew the launch, missed the boat, etc or that the device's lack of USB/Thunderbolt or file system will impact it's success. The people are speaking with their wallets. The iPad hits the mark for the average consumer. USB be damned. Customization or "open" OS doesn't seem to matter much. I am very happy with my first gen iPad so I am sitting this one out although it is very tempting. Is Apple or the iPad perfect? Of course not, but Apple continues to set the bar.