I was using E-ink Sony Readers since the first one (PRS-500) was released. These Readers worked as great single use devices for me for quite awhile. The last device I had was the Sony Daily Reader. It also used AT&T for downloads, it was a very useful touchscreen, got my Daily NY Post Subscription delivered every morning for my lunch reading. Also had my full Reading Library on the go in a nice small package. Great device except at night when I had to break out the book light to illuminate the top half of the screen. Night reading was not so much fun. Overall it was like an iPod for books, loved the concept. Then came the iPad announcement. I was skeptical....like many I thought it was a big iPod Touch. The closer to launch the more I read through forums, watching a few early youtubes on what it could do, slowly but surely getting sold. It could do what my Reader does, plus SOOO much more. High Resolution photos, incredible internet experience, instant on unlike my Windlows Laptop, I am no longer just tied to Sony ePub, I could open my world to Kindle books as well...... I felt....hmmmm I could sell the Daily Reader and be halfway there on the funds....I've got a little hobby money. I ended up Ebaying the Sony Reader to end the night before the iPad launch as I had my iPad reserved and plans to be there that Saturday morning before I headed out to my mothers in PA for Easter. I had gotten the 64 Gig and was initially disappointed with screen issues, light was leaking BADLY on one after the other....the reps verified every time I was not out of my mind and being too nitpicky.....it was BAD They were helpful with replacing, when the 3G came out, I asked to upgrade on the last exchange which seems to had done the job..... Bottom line is this iPad is completely as advertised. It has been exactly what I hoped it would be, and I have been loving the experience. It's my ebook reader, mobile web browser, mobile word processor, great for long emails, on top of that I have high quality video, youtube....this really is an incredible device....I am REALLY happy I made the investment, it has been worth every dime. So how about you?