Got my ipad yesterday. Imported it from the US and UK folks I can tell you its better than you think it is going to be.
I was on it surfing, setting up email, playing games and watching telly for 6 hours last night and the battery once finished was 58%
Absolutely brilliant device. Everything works fine, apart from the App Store. Says its not available in this country but thats ok, just browse the app store on the PC then download and sync with the iPad, job done.