It seems to me that those 'iPad haters' just have the wrong expectations. They seem see the iPad as some mobile computer, and judge it as such.
The iPad is 'just a giant iPod touch'? Fine. I am not bothered. Apparently I want a giant iPod touch. I don't want a computer. I want an interactive web and multimedia browsing device that is fully mobile. A device that I can hold like a book and with a screen that is big enough to read PDFs, and with some keyboard-like input capability so that I can maintain my blog when on the go.
Why be bothered about anti-iPad comments?