I'm Allyson and I've been an Apple fan since about 1993.
I bought my iPad2 32GB with Wi-Fi + Verizon 3G almost 3 months ago because once I started using my MacBook Pro in the NYC subway system and in the classroom (I teach), I began to crave a more portable device.
I learned the hard way (I have an iPod Touch) how frustrating and limiting it can be to have a Wi-Fi only device. The value of the 3G version became immediately clear when I used my time on the MetroNorth train one day to email myself my handwritten meeting notes from Penultimate to typed format and then emailed the minutes to all meeting members less than 2 hours after the meeting had ended.
I downloaded Quickoffice Pro thinking it would be convenient to be able to have my essential and idential laptop folders on my iPad. It is, but I find myself using iAnnotate PDF and Pages so much more often.
iAnnnotate PDF is invaluable because it can be used as a fragment of my desktop as well. It's not as elegant in appearance as iBook, but since I can not only annotate but organize my PDFs in folders like I can on a laptop, I scanned and transferred all the books and textbook sections I use for work into this app. This is especially important to me as I'm in my fifties and I have to walk up and down some very long subway stairs. My back does not miss the extra weight of all those books.
I never expected to use Camera for taking pictures or shooting video, but at a family function, since I don't have a digital camera, I picked it up and started using it. It's great for outdoors and the photography apps have been quite helpful for correcting the limitations of Camera.
When I noticed I was using Pages and my MacBook Pro dock for quick access to important email and typed notes, I consolidated all notes in Evernote, an app I never thought I'd use.
The iPad2 has quickly replaced my laptop for almost all tasks except heavy duty ones involving a lot of window switching ever since I bought the Apple wireless keyboard. There's only one software program I need from my laptop and I'm experimenting with Logmein Ignition to access it remotely.
I'm sorry for the length of this post. I'm quite enthusiastic about my iPad.