My main use for the Ipad will be:
Reading to replace or augment my Kindle DX. Photogrpahy books and ht elike are going to be awesome on this machine.
I will have a dock on the kitchen bench so that I can use the machine as a cook book. I currently do this with my laptop but it is an awkward solution and the Ipad will do this much nicer.
Using evernote for note taking in class.
Surfign the web and reading my forums and papers on the couch instead of being stuck away in my study.
An electronic photo frame for displaying my images.
MY little granddaughter is also sure to have a lot of fun with it as well.