I've just today ordered my first iPad, the Mini. I thought I would start small, with a modest spec, and see if I like it.
At first, I'll mainly be using it for Twitter, email, as a personal organiser, for reading, and for making notes and doing research for my writing. But I'm I'm sure it won't be long before I'm exploring apps.
This looks like a fantastic source of advice for the Apple/iPad beginner.