and I was a PC bigot in my previous life.
For me, I think any recommendation would be based on anticipated use. For many purposes (surfing, picture viewer) the iPad gets my endorsement. For others (ebooks, data creation and transfer), I might recommend another device.
10, and I've only had my mits on mine for a couple of hours!!
I recommend things based on whether I think the person will like them, not based on whether I like them alone. So my scale would vary, depending on the possible user and his needs.
I'd give the iPad an 8.5 for meeting my needs. There's definite room for improvement. I say that even though I've liked iPads enough that I've bought two for myself, as well as others as gifts.
10,000,000,000,000,000......wait, did I go outside the scale?
i give it 9.5 for my 32GB, 3G AT&T iPad 2