Not being a fanboy of any platform, as I see it, the OP had valid points. If Apple implement the likes of a USB connection to transfer/handle files they loose control over what can and can't be done. As for iTunes, anyone who enjoys using that piece of software should be, in my opinion categorised Masochistic. I've seen a lot of responses to questions on these forums on people asking how can I transfer this or that file, with answers like "Simple, use this app or that app" or use "DropBox" to transfer your files. Trying to find an app to do this or that is half the problem. How many people have apps on their device they don't use because they bought it believing it would do this or that only to find it didn't? Why should Apple implement a simple file transfer system when an app will generate income from a developer. Using any app will never be as simple as drag and drop from a USB pen drive to your iPad no matter what app you use or how you describe doing it. As for using cloud services, great idea until the Internet connection you're using goes down for 24 hours as mine just did last night. Again with Flash, it's simple... Steve Jobs, for whatever reason, doesn't want it on his machines. People on these forums making excuses, or trying to rationalise it doesn't change that fact or make it go away. Flash is still used on a lot of sites and Internet browsing on the iPad is limited for that reason, if/until HTML5 is used on the majority of sites that limitation will remain an issue. I'm not trying to be negative, I enjoy using my iPad, and accept it limitations, I wouldn't have bought it otherwise. I just feel it's being hamstrung in certain areas unnecessarily because of it's locked down OS. With the number of people on these forums extolling the virtues of jail breaking their iPads and iPhones, doesn't it make that obvious, to a greater or lesser extant?