I've been thinking about this over the past day. If I were to hold out for the refurbished iPad 3G, I would be able to really scrutinize the pros and cons of both iPad models, post-release, and then make the consumer-friendly decision on purchasing one or not (not to mention devs will have finally begun to really utilize the iPad in a way in which I can justify paying so much out the door). It doesn't hurt that I'll be saving a good $100, since most refurbs are a good $100 less than their "brand new" counterparts. However, with the touch-and-go nature of Apple refurb products - this past christmas it was tough as hell to get a refurb 8 GB iPod Touch - I foresee myself being disappointed many times over with pesky iPad seekers who will literally have their computers on a perpetual refresh in hopes that they pop up. They will indeed go fast as lightning. So is the $100 that much of a hassle to secure my 3G on Friday than having to wait until the refurbs pop up on the site and then waiting for their upteenth restock before I finally get my pesky hands on one? Maybe.