I just can't help notice that there is a lot of negative press in the same exact way that there was around the iPod and iPhone launches. When the iPod launched, people scoffed at the hard-drive size, the software required, the connection capabilities, and the fact that nobody really wanted MP3 players. The iPod was a breakout hit that revolutionized the MP3 market. When the iPhone launched, people scoffed at the touch interface, the lack of a physical keyboard (sound familiar?), that it 'couldn't do anything my smartphone can't, the lack of Flash (sound familiar?), multitask, or the cost. The iPhone was a breakout hit that revolutionized not just the smartphone market, but the entire way people thought about portable computing. The iPad has been announced, people are scoffing at the interface, the lack of a physical keyboard, the lack of flash, multitasking, and the cost. With Apple's track record, do you think they know something about their target audience, and will the iPad follow the trend and revolutionize the market? I think it's deja vu over again, and the cynics just have short memories of what happened about the last scoffed Apple devices. I think the iPad will be at least as revolutionary as those devices, but instead of revolutionizing an existing market, it'll create an entire new one. Yes, I'm buying one for the record, if that weren't obvious.