Everything is a compromise. Apple thinks they've made the best compromises. Some of us don't agree. Other's do. How the numbers pan out in the end none of us really knows. I was shocked the iPad sold at all, much less took off the way it does. So I'm not taking any bets, one way or the other, on how the Surface or other Win8 devices are going to do. I know that these devices are what I've been waiting for for years now, but that doesn't mean any of them will be commercial successes. Rather than acting like a fanboi for either company, I'll just wait and see... though I am excited because success or failure, I'll get some real productivity out of one of these new devices.