The iPad seemed like the product I've been waiting for (tablet, fairly light, lap friendly for relaxing, and an escape from the machines where I do real work). I haven't had a lot of exposure to Apple products, so don't have the background that iPhone users have. Apps are a new concept for me.
I'm already finding that I don't know enough to use this product to potential and truly enjoy it. A few internet searches for forums showed that most are inactive or full of spam. This one seems to be active, friendly, and proactive against spammers.
I'll lurk and learn more than I will participate, but it's nice to have a place I can ask questions if I have any that others don't ask first.