1. Bought an iPad 2. Its pretty cool, but its dawning on my how annoying Apple's control over content is. I mean people already learned how to organize and manage their content using what's called the operating system (or Finder). Then Apple has to go and munge it all around, so I have to convert my music to ALAC, convert my videos to quicktime, then give them all to iTunes so it can duplicate them and move them around and confuse me. All so they can control us. Its an inevitable collision. I want to just use all my content all day long. Apple wants to control me and make me buy all my content from them. They want to lock me in to their formats. Remember, at first Apple didn't even want third party developers for the iPhone!
2. iBooks ain't showing the covers for 80% of the .pdf files. iTunes has them ALL, but iBooks fumbles the ball badly. On top of this, I can't just put .pdf files on it and share them between apps, I have to assign them to iBooks or to GoodReader. Jobs is a control freak and so is Apple. I thought a decent pdf reader wasn't too much to ask, but I can't help suspect Apple and Amazon want to kill or main PDF. iBooks is adequate, I like its bookshelf display, if only it worked properly. EDIT: A free program called Bookman shows the covers properly, so I'm dumping iBooks.
3. Music on the iPad is disappointing. What I like to do is access my music library from my NAS over the wireless, then push music into my stereo system over the airport. (so my iPad could act as a giant color remote control) The iPod app on the iPad supports the second part. But I can't access my SHARED library on my network. I guess I'll have to wait for the iPad with a terabyte in it... Wait how about putting in an SD card!... Nope, Apple thought of that one, no expandability... And no consistent OS based access to shared network volumes!
I always wonder whether to blame problems on conspiracy or incompetence. But there's an old saying: once is coincidence, twice is happenstance, but three times is enemy activity. There's just a common them running through my 3 above questions, and they all revolve around deliberate restrictions and control on Apple's part. Three strikes and you're out, Apple. I know it may take some time, but anyone want to guess how long it will take Android to clean Apple's clock in tablets, like happened with the iPhone? I know all the faithful will say, oh but its not a computer, but what is telling is that the hardware is fully capable of the above, but Apple deliberately neutered the device (hardware and software alike) to control us. Sorry to pee on the campfire folks. I just call 'em like I see 'em. Would value any solutions to the above bugs.