Hi Folks, I have been a message board user for about 20 years. I used to post on a broadband board when I was a Palm Pilot user, haven't been there in a while so found this board looking for it. I am a die-hard Windows user, so when I bought an ePad that crashed the first time I used it, I decided to take the Apple plunge. I got my iPad through Verizon and absolutely love it. Have only had it a couple of weeks, so still a rookie. My main goal was to find a device that was portable (something I can carry in my backpack all the time), provided internet access and supported MS Office apps. Previously I purchased a Sony Vaio but was never happy with it as it is Vista (not a great operating system in my opinion), so I just use that in my home office. The iPad has been just awesome so far and the MiFi card is a dream. I haven't taken any tutorials yet and am surprised at how intuitive the iPad is. I have been able to manipulate Word & Excel documents with ease. I am not interested in hosing up my device with a lot of free apps, so only have some basic ones (Medical/Merck Manual, Social/FB, Home/Recipe, Tiki/Beachbum Berry Cocktails) and a few others. Will take me a while to cruise around this board, but if anyone has suggestions for great threads, please give me a shout. Plus if any of the old Palm gang is on this board would love to hear from you.