over on Clusterflock, where someone asked who had gotten an iPad:
I did get one, and so far I like it very much. (I also have a MacBook Pro, and in my house we have 2 iPhones and an iPod Touch.)
The iPad partly works as an intermediate device, something between phone and the laptop, a better space for reading web text and watching movies.
But as I use it more and more, it seems like its own new kind of technology. Example: I tried to use a keyboard shortcut to save some work in Pages. No command key. I looked for a "save" button on the screen. No "save" button. Why? The work is always already saved. Why? Why wouldn't you want to have your work saved? Why should you have to explicitly save it?
The designers have stripped away a lot of our habits and assumptions about how technology works, and have thought about what we actually want to do. This can be frustrating or delightful, depending on the context and your point of view.
For the most part, I'm having an awful lot of fun exploring. A ten-inch, responsive, multi-touch screen is incredible to use.