I've been a geek for years.... and so naturally when I read that the iPad only has 256 RAM, or it has a single core processor, etc.... I started dwelling on it. I started wondering if I should have waited. Well, no sooner that I started dwelling I started thinking of what this thing WAS doing for me: 1. Flawless video playback? Check 2. Beautiful photo viewing? Check 3. Organization and EMail? Check 4. eBook reading? Check 5. Web surfing? Check So then I realized that this thing was blazing fast at doing every single thing I bought it for. This was my netbook replacement and it has done it better than I could have dreamed. So yeah... Gen 2 will be better, and at that point I'll buy again. But right now this is a fantastic ride... and I'm loving being an early adopter!