My new 3G iPad is "officially" in the closet, awaiting wrapping by my wife for Christmas - but I have gotten it out a few times to initialize it, register, download apps, so I don't have to abandon everyone on Christmas morning to do these setup tasks.
I've had an iPod Touch for a number of years, so I am familiar with most of the basics that should carry forward to the iPad.
Q: Do users get better over time using the on-screen keyboard? I'm a touch typist and the habit of resting the fingers on top of the keys is tempting and disastrous. (On the Touch, there's no temptation to do this, but with the roomy landscape keyboard of the "Pad", there is.)