The iPad went on sale in Belgium 3 weeks back and I got one the second day - It actually took me a day to find a place that still had them in stock.
I've been using Macs for over 20 years so I more or less knew what to expect when it comes to the quality of the hardware. The software is a bit disappointing. I think the iPad is a bit too close to being an iPod/iPhone and it should inherit a bit more of the OS X features of Macs. Let's hope iOS 4 does that.