As the title says, the iPad really isn't useful. I've read thread after thread in this forum, people trying to justify the iPad as useful gadget (bigger virtual piano!-give me a break), being able to read E-Books (hey, for $500 you can buy a laptop which does that and ten million other things), and silly apps. So essentially, can anyone here find an actual VALID reason for buying an iPad other than having a spare $500 and wanting to be praised for being on top of new gadgets? The iPhone is useful, the iPod touch is also pretty useful (web browsing is amazing), but the iPad??? $500 for the ULTIMATE web browsing experience? The damn thing doesn't even have flash. I think Apple's marketing department deserves a $1,000,000 bonus, and hormone driven juicy cheerleaders for a year. And that's that.