What nobody seams to realize is that the iPad, just like its baby brethren the Touch, is not a computer (not in the traditional sense), it is a service.
It’s much like a TV. You can turn it on and watch or play what you like, but that’s it. You can watch channel 1 or channel 27 and you can install more channells (applications) when you take a bigger sattelite or cable subscriptions(the App store).
The iPad is not meant to be a desktop, laptop, netbook replacement.
It’s a stylish little one trick pony for people who like to be locked in and like to do one thing at a time.