I have to tell ya, I hate appple's price point on everything. The rest of the nerd-o-rama arguments don't really mean anything.
I got to use an i.Pad for two weeks and now I feel like I'm missing my wallet.
BUT, then I demo'd the Samsung tab. It's incredible. Every bit as good as the I.Pad and priced at $299. Until you add in a minimum of 29.95 data fee from Sprint. For two years. Add in the taxes and fees and it's closer to 35$ per month.
So I'm going to pick up an i.Pad. It's proven it's worth.