I am a new Ipad3 owner (received it as a gift this weekend). I'm willing to give this thing a shot, although I must confess I'm a bit of an Apple hater (especially iphones / ipod touch) for a number of reasons.
My main gripe with the iPad is that it's little more than a glorified smartphone without the contract (in my eyes). For example, I'd much prefer an ultra lightweight notebook that would allow me to use Excel & Powerpoint extensively for work, etc.
I still haven't opened it, and I don't want to hurt any feelings by returning the gift unless I'm 100% sure I won't like it. So, what features / apps / anything do you think would sway me one way or another? I'm coming from a full sized laptop and an Android (gingerbread) phone if that helps. I don't mind getting flamed as long as there's some good facts in there as well.
tl;dr - apple hater got an ipad3 as a gift; should i keep it? why or why not?