And coming from a huge Apple fan, I like how this watch looks! I find it to be kind of retro chic. I'm not sure if I would get one yet. That remains to be seen, when I can see one in person, and besides it's not out until next year.
Those people are insignificant. Believe me, there are plenty of people who will be buying this Watch. And $349 is only for the cheapest model! People will be spending over a thousand for certain models I believe. This is a luxury item, a companion watch for an iPhone.
I don't think that this can be compared to any regular watches at all. I just use a Casio G-Shock, that's solar powered, and it works great. I'll never have to charge that thing for as long as I live, but there is just no comparison at all between an old school watch and the Watch. If somebody just needs something to tell the time, then don't buy the Watch. There are obviously far better options out there.