How does iPad stack up to the competition? Hi. The reason im creating this topic is because when i've initially seen iPad commercial i got very, very excited like most of us here on the forums but i've also seen A LOT of hateful and negative comments and posts on this newest Apple product. I never had any device with functionalities comparable to these that iPad will have and i don't really know what to think about it, but large number of people on the web are critizing and literally ridicule out of the way in which iPad is going to work and look. They say that compared to smartphones and netbooks iPad looks really bad. And when i think of it well.. it's unique in the way it's done but looking objectively it lacks so many features similiar devices have, among which most despised are 1) no webcam 2) no multitasking 3) and no flash support. No expandable memory, no USB port, and probably several additional disadvantages. Now tell me guys why is that? Today i've also seen this almost 1.5h iPad presentation and im amazed of its capabilities, but at the same time i see all these people, meybe 60-70% of comments on the web full of critisism.. i was going to buy a 3G version with 32GB which would cost about 550euro, just same as HTC DS2 which has practically the same features plus much more.. well smaller screen and meybe less lasting battery are the it's only disadvantages compared to iPad.. So what do you think? Please be objective! PS I live in Italy so i won't rush to the store on the premier's day (as i probably would living in US lol) so willingly or unwillingly i will have the possibility to read some reviews before i get my hands on iPad but i still want to know, why do you think the iPad in so many people's eyes just commonly saying 'fails'.