I have had my iPad 1 since the first week they came out....3 years ago, It is my everything, book, notes, calendar, I hook it up to a flat panel tv via hdmi and teach my martial arts class with videos, kata lists, etc. With all the videos I have, I use a Kingston Wi-Drive to expand my 64G.
It has gotten a little clunky on surfing the internet but email still works great.
I am looking for a sub-culture of people who know work-arounds and tips specifically for iPad 1 in order to prolong it's life and usability far beyond the expectations of Apple, who threw us under the bus when they stopped supporting iPad 1.
I am seldom without it.
I hope I have come to the right place.......