I see a post count of four. And two suggest that Intel deserves credit for the inspiration, design, and overall success of the MBA. You say you work in this industry. Does that you are an Intel-hired troll?
In other words, "We're copying the wheel, we're saying we're reinventing it, and we're putting a flat tire on it." And, "If we build it, they will come."I would really love to see this done well. OS is probably going to suck. Maybe it could be hackintoshed with OSX and iOS.
This is the real problem. Best Buy doesn't benefit from their overhead. Shoppers can test-drive at Best Buy, then buy online cheaper, with no sales tax, and get free shipping. Even if they provided exceptional customer service, they couldn't beat that triple threat.
I also think people have caught on to the ruse of their "extended store warranty" things. That used to be a lot of free money coming their way.
So why did you pre-order one? You know the iPad isn't going to have Flash (ever) or direct file management (could happen with an update, but not likely in the forseeable future). Why spend the $499 (or more) when you seem to be happy with a $99 gadget.
I hope I just missed some sarcasm here.