Note: but here’s the Catch-22 effect: if no one buys the first generation there probably won’t be a second generation. Solution: convince enough suckers to buy that new gadget, then sit back and wait for the improved versions. For example, I bought the second generation iPod and the second generation iMac, to name a couple of famous Apple products. I bought the revised xBox 360, and skipped Playstation 1 for 2. Look at it this way: All first generation products are merely expensive, heavily hyped beta products.
Bottom line: do I want an iPad? Yes. Every time I look at the damn thing I get an erection. But debilitating, as frustrating as it is, I’ll wait.
Update: Just one flaw? That’s what the man said, and that’s the price. Here.
Update: Apple admits wi-fi problems; commenter gets it right: “Folks, when will people learn that the consumer pays big bucks to be a beta tester. Doesn’t matter what company it is. And what control do users have over routers that they don’t own to “fix” the problem. Bad PR, Apple.”