Wow, I forgot this thread. I ended up just going cheap and simple and got a little Ipod touch instead. I'm glad I did as I was looking into the Ipad hard but after getting the Ipod, I'm not a fan of the Apple store at all. Too many games are the open ended kind ($ wise) and you can really get carried away buying apps but really have nothing to show afterwards when they get boring in 3 days.
After my laptop dies I might get into one for my sitting on the couch, browsing machine but it definitely wont be an Apple anything. It's just not for me.