I'm new to Apple and the iPad (unless you count the ipods bought for the kids). I've been watching this product and drooling over them every time I travel - it always seems that the person beside me on the plane has an iPad. Well I finally decided to put my toe in the water and ordered a refurbished 16Gb iPad from Apple today. Part of me wants to just find out if I will use the device more than a netbook, and part of me realizes that I will have to arm-wrestle my 12 year old daughter for control of the iPad.......so for that reason I bought the refurbished gen 1. Looking forward to my new toy!