your argument was mute because you where trying to compare the functionality/UI of a lap-top to that of the iPad.
I've used it in my lap on the couch, typing is a pain, the device doesn't have a good viewing angle when flat and when my legs are elevated, the device slides down to my crotch and typing because almost crazy-bad.
checking email, and responding = typing
facebook, myspace, twitter, forums (like AI) =typing
why the hell am i explaining myself to you, it's my...