If you feel like reading the Frys thread... I ordered one in the first 15 minutes they were on sale via phone (the only way they were selling through their website). I was told they were getting them in 2 weeks to the day and we sat and counted on the calendar to make sure it would show up on the 31st for my wife's b-day. Now they send me an email this AM saying I can go ahead and cancel (I didn't email and ask, I assumed we were still on for the 31st with no probs since I ordered in the first 15 minutes and would be in the first round of shipments). Would somebody who has never had an iPad be really disappointed in the capabilities of a 16 gig wi-fi iPad 1 (it is $100 less afterall), or should I look into the refurb 32 gig wi-fi iPad 1 directly from Apple? Is either a good starter model? Or if I'm buying one anyway, do I just go for the gusto? It will be used for game playing, email, facebook, but also for work (she is a geometry teacher). She will use it to create things and show them to the class through the projector, store photos of the kids, read ebooks, and such. We are both kindle users, so I just see this as an upgrade to a Kindle, but also a much easier solution for lounging around on the couch and goofing around rather than lugging a macbook on the lap at night during downtime. I'm just re-thinking here and wondering if it is worth the extra weight and extra $71-100 for the iPad 2 since this will be her first anyway. If it is I will keep up the search and battle. If not... maybe I'll even look for a nice used one from a member here who is upgrading and just wants to recoup some cash. All suggestions appreciated (please keep the flames to a minimum... I've been away from the site having major major surgeries, and am bedridden, currently off work, and need any advice I can get from those in the know to do something extra special for my ultra patient, caring, and wonderful wife for her big day.... I haven't always been the greatest at celebrating her, and I'm trying to step it up since she's stood by me through HELL). Thanks everybody.