With all the horror stories floating the web about IOS 5 and how badly the launch went for some people I figured we could have a thread for those of us who had a relatively painless upgrade so that people out there can get a perspective of how things went for most users out there.
My upgrade went flawlessly.
I started the update at 1230 PM Central time after updating iTunes the previous day and doing a manual backup and sync of the iPad. The update downloaded and installed in less than half an hour and was super easy to configure iCloud and the apps. The iCloud backup took about 5 hours over wi-fi for a 550 MB backup of my data.
This was honestly one of the most painless upgrades of software I have ever had in my life. My LG Optimus S upgrade to the latest Android OS version still cannot charge on anything but an OEM Charger since it's update. This update was great.