Having got my iPad, I am a fan, but you must know English !!!
I had an iPhone, but moving to the iPad is great. It replaces my notebook and I use it a lot at wrk, to browse the web and keep my photos of husband, grandchildren and 2 shepherds from Picardy (the same dogs that the one in the film Dixie)
I have a 3G because in France you do not get as many WiFi hotspots than in the States. I use it with Evernotes, Dropbox and AlwaysOnPC (a bit slow over here but OK). My friends and colleagues find it fantastic (with its Aligata Nude leather cover) but the apps in French are mostly basic for the business oriented.
It is the same for the accessories, to buy my boxwave stylus (I choose it after reading the forum and it works great for me), I had t order on Amazon UK, as the French site did not have it. There is not a lot US sites delivering overseas.
Anyway, it is still great fun using the slate and I am looking to getting more tips on the forum