I think the iPad is a device that doesn't quite know what its trying to be. Its big enough to need a storage bag of some sort, yet not as useful as a laptop. For that reason it has the same bad points as a laptop, but lacks some of its strengths.
Would I have one? sure would. They look great, and work well for what they do.
I find it quite ironic that Bill Gates has been preaching about the tablet being the future. They did nothing, now Apple are leading the way.