I want to start by making it clear I'm not some sort of iPad "troll". I'm even likely buying one at launch. I just asked myself this question last night, and I found it an interesting thought to ponder. What is the absolute bare minimum Apple could have done with the iPad in regards to it's design and feature set? The answer that I came up with is exactly what we have in the current iPad. It's current incarnation is just enough to make me interested, but it did sort of bum me out to realize that they did just the absolute bare minimum with this product. It doesn't really offer a single solitary feature that an iPhone/iPod Touch does not, other than a larger screen. It's kind of stunning to me when I think about it, and it's particularly amusing when thought of in the presence of Apple's marketing speak about it being a "revolutionary" product. That statement is rather lol inducing in hindsight. I browse the web a lot on my iPhone, as I only have a desktop at home, and don't always feels like being anchored to that desk and room of the house. So for me the iPad fits that niche and I'm strongly considering buying one instead of a laptop. But I do think it's a mistake for Apple or anyone to think the iPad is going to take off and set the world on fire with sales in it's current form. I think they did the absolute bare minimum in creating it, and I just don't think a lot of people are going to run out to buy one in the coming year.