I am still unsure of why people even bought them at $99. I've never seen one and never will cause they didn't even get to where I am but regardless of if it has any value it harks back to the 80's where you bought an empty vessel with a flashing cursor. At least back then though you could learn how to program it and make it do stuff.
Would someone really spend $99 on a web browser and email client that will never get patched or updated? Geez people bawked at having to pay Netscape for a browser.
I did exactly that, $99 for (mainly) a web browser and email client and it does these two things well. Why would I do something so crazy? Well, what other alternatives are there for a $99 machine that can do both of these on a large screen with great battery life? I don't have to lug my MBP home from work every day and I don't have to leave my desktop on all the time. IMO money well spent.
On the other hand, I would definitely rather have an iPad 2, but I don't think i'll use it enough to justify the current price. Maybe if I'm lucky with TD rewards on Friday and get it for $299!
BTW, i just got an ATV as well and it's GREAT! Can't wait until they make it a semi gaming console that can host i-devices and not just AirPlay/mirror them.