"All the world's websites in your hands"
What happened to truth in advertising? Of course, technically they didn't say you could VIEW "all the world's websites" ...
What's Apple's beef with Adobe about Flash? They've come to terms with .pdf files, why not Flash? Do you know how many sites I've gone to that fail to load because Flash isn't supported? Worse, one of the 4 iPads that was just purchased is for my boss's kid - and where does she go? Flash sites. For a 10-year old, it's almost useless.
When people see mine and ask about it, the first thing I tell them is that there are so many sites that don't work...like Hulu, one of my favorite places to go when I need to kill time. Or even the videos on my local news stations when I'm out of town. It has its upside(s), but between lack of Flash support and its battery life (ever see how long a Kindle lasts???), it has some serious shortcomings.
I can deal with battery, but no Flash support is bad, Bad, BAD.
It sucks, and it's a SERIOUS detriment and deterrent to the iPad. Coming up with new technology is good, but it takes time to be accepted. Meanwhile, Flash is the standard at the moment, and needs to be addressed.