I did a quick search of the forums and found no threads attacking the issue: Well, the iPad is real now and it will be able to tap directly into the magic that is the App Store... But it can't do multiple processes... And can't run anything non-Apple-approved (until the jailbreakers get a hold of it, I assume)... And it can't run Flash and thus no Hulu, or videos from network sites... And iBooks seems to be US only for the time being... Well, that's a buzz-kill. So, now you sit there wondering if it's still worth it, even for $499. Now, what if it was $499 but ran, not the iPhone OS, but the full-fledged Mac OS X Snow Leopard with a few extra touch features. Would you buy it then?