Well, I must say that I was pretty dissapointed with the Ipad at first. I thought, "Just an oversized Ipod Touch." I still kind of think of it that way, but can see it's capabilities. The hd screen will be cool. I am planning to go to an apple store and try it out when I can. Like others have said, you really need to try it out first. Also, I don't think that the sales will be tremendous in the first year, many because of the price and the fact that the second generation always has lots of improvements. The Ipod Touch and Iphone did not become popular until the second generation, even if it was mainly because of the app store. The Ipad really does need something like the app store to make it special, in my opinion. I think overtime the idea of it will become more popular. Apple should not have mighty expectations for this device though. They need to wait and see what happens. This product must be one that apple listens to the consumer about especially because their will be competition and the market has not fully matured yet.