Just got my daughter a Macbook Pro for college today. My son got one last summer. I give credit where credit is due and the Apple laptops are a class act. I don't think the iPad is a fully developed product and the true cost once all the extra junk it will require is known will drive people to buy some of the faster Netbooks. This is another attempt at an email applicance (remember those?) and it likely will fail due to not being able to run MS Office.
We will spend our old age surrounded by idiots following government rules.