I have several iPods, but have been a PC guy. After my experience with an HP tablet / laptop, I could see the writing on the wall. I kept saying, this is what we need, cut off the keyboard and have Apple make it elegant... it worked. My wife and I hav three, two iPad1s and 1 iPad2.
I research science and read a lot, I finally found the Molesking iPad case with the iPad on the left and a notepad on the right... perfect for taking notes while researching. This I use around home. I use the iPad for topographic maps while hiking, movies while travelling. Stocks / newspapers / magazines while travelling (we both have high quality Blu-tooth Headphones). I read my mail while my computer is booting at work.
I can't wait for a 17" iPad for around home.
My only disappointments are this Adobe Flash battle. This is getting old.
and that there is no MS OneNote application for iPad (ok, there is, but it is only for making a note0. I have a 20GB database (Knowledgebase) of thousands of scientific papers, and technical work information that I can share among my 6 PCs but not my iPads... this is frustrating, since learning is my passion.
My wife or I will look up stuff while watching a movie (to prove who was right). Can't wait to control my house, home theater, track my dogs.
But overall, the best device since the PC... back in the early '80s. This is one of those game changers... that was obvious from the moment Apple showed the first picture of one. I can't imagine being more that a few feet from mine, ever.