Hello everybody! I'm Ala'a, and I'm from Kuwait. An engineer by profession and my hobbies include photography, reading and everything that has to do with Apple. I'm a long time Apple user (30+yrs) and an ardent fan who refuses to have anything to do with a WinPeeCee! While I was California earlier this month, I picked up my iPad from the flagship Apple store in San Francisco on April 3rd. Actually, I was among the first customers to enter the store, in fact I was second only to Max To be among the first customers, we camped in front of the store for almost 12 hours. The night might have been cold, but we were comforted by the warmth of the conversation with the fellow Apple-minded people in the line, some of whom were also traveller from distinctions far away. It was truly an enjoyable night that passed quickly, and it culminated in the morning becoming the first generation of inductees into the fabulous world of the iPad As a bonus, I got to meet with Jon Ive, who actually remembered me from a couple of years ago when I talked to him after the keynote of Macworld '08. I've posted some of the pictures from that night and morning here. Its always great to hear from Apple / Mac / iHardware users, and it is truly refreshing to be connected with this forum for the exciting iPad!