I'm Steve - a Creative Director at a Central Kentucky ad agency. Semi-pro musician too, and am looking forward to using iPad as 1) a songwriting notepad and live performance tool (with GarageBand) 2) a quick storyboarding tool for TV spots, and a way to make quick, goofy promo videos of my band (with iMovie) My first question (if we're allowed to do that in our first post) is about App Store purchasing procedures. I'm thinking of purchasing all my new apps via my desktop Mac G5's iTunes account, then syncing that with iPad 2 (as opposed to purchasing them on the iPad itself). I suppose the apps would sync either way, in case I lose iPad data, but somehow I have the feeling it's safer to download to desktop, then sync. Is there any advantage to doing it that way?