I want one to replace my laptop when I travel (or just go to Starbucks). My laptop is quite powerful, but it's also rather large, so it's become more of my desktop replacement. Why the Surface Pro? I'm interested in the build quality...I'm sick of cheap plastic devices. I can also see myself using the pen alot for brainstorming, etc.

Though, I'm considering just giving the first round a pass and making a decision on the next iteration of Surface (if one does exist). A little unsure of buying something first gen when it's possible that the second gen will be vastly superior (esp. in terms of fixing any nasty issues).