The Windows system may be an illusion, but it's a convenient one. On the iPad I'm constantly wondering how to do stuff. Maybe they figure that it's so easy to use, the apps don't need Help.
5) There is no system wide Help. Of course, Windows system wide help is an illusion too, since only programs that supply the help files get you anything but a generic Windows help. Some apps have a help option, and some (most) don't.
I got the guide, thanks. Now if I could only figure out why it locks up Kobo....
7) If you go to the iBooks Store in the iBooks app you can download the iPad User Guide, which has more information than the generic online help site. MacWorld also has a free iPad 2 Starter Guide wich is worth reading through.