We've already had a few discussions on this site about your feelings on the iPad before the announcement vs after the announce (ie. http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/169-did-ipad-disapoint-you.html). These discussions have all been anecdotal. However, the Retrevo blog has finally broken down this type of stuff statistically with a before and after study and the results are pretty striking.
Of the survey participants, only 26% were not interested in the iPad prior to the reveal and press conference. However, afterwards 52% were not interested. This is a huge up-tick of people who after hearing the real low-down on the product are no longer interested.
Is this simply a case of the reality never being able to live up to the hype? What are your thoughts?
You can click through this link and read a bit more about some other interesting statistics from the survey as well: Apple iPad Hoopla Fails to Convince Buyers | Retrevo