Having lurked on the forum for a few days now, voraciously reading everything on all topics, including jailbreak, I wonder, what is the purpose ? The ability to load/purchase apps from some 200000 available ? To do what with ? The one major thing I learnt from the forum is that the iPad is not a computer, a huge revelation for me. Macbook Pro user for many years, I expected that this device is a little Mac and was initially very disappointed that it has a "personality" of its own, and you will comply with its demands. Mine has 5.1, so not yet able to break it, but I have learnt much, thanks to this forum and its extremely helpful members. The question is probably not valid, since the user will use it for whatever purpose suitable to them, but I still wonder, why jailbreak it ? If you do, then load all the apps you want etc etc, then restore, will those apps previously forbidden, remain on it, or do they go into the nether ?