The main gripe by people on this board is the fact that this product was pitched like the best thing since the slice of bread amidst high expectations and ended up being nothing more but a big iPhone/iPod Touch. In other words - nothing to write home about. And I see nothing that this device can do very well: - watching movies - great screen (no AMOLED, but that's nitpicking, IPS is good enough for great viewing angles), but relatively heavy to watch lying down or holding in your hands on the plane; - reading books - dedicated book readers have better screens for that purpose; - surfing the net - no Flash; - listening to music - iPod is better due to portability; - e-mail - no better than iPod Touch/iPhone and arguably more difficult to type due to size; - any other work - no multitasking, small storage, no keyboard, etc.; - gaming - no better than other portable devices; - viewing pictures - probably. In other words, bigger version of iPod Touch, which is a minus in my book, since I like all of the above functionality in a pocket-size device for less money. BTW, USB port is needed not for keyboard, but for the ability to transfer files without hooking this thing to a computer. In other words from the hype vs actual usefulness of the product perspective, iPad is right next to Segway.