I was discussing the iPad recently with a friend of mine who is considering buying one. Although there is a certain coolness factor about the iPad and the kid in me wants one, I have no need for one and some of the things I would want to use one for, like reading books and magazines, would actually cost more to do in electronic versions then using the current atom based versions. There are a number of things that have dissuaded me from grabbing one but the fact that the books I want cost more in the electronic version and the magazines cost significantly more, and I can't share them when I am done like I can real books and magazines, has closed the issue for me. It is too bad.
On the other hand while looking into it I stumbled across this very funny video of the Star Wars iPad briefing. Check it out.