I'll probably buy a Surface Pro for myself. The main reason is that I still use pen and paper a lot and I can't wait to see if this is the Courier done right. The other, more rational reason is that there's a good chance the Pro can actually work as an emergency laptop replacement.
Kudos to Ballmer, that's great PR for himself and for Microsoft. I wonder if the team will get renamed on its way north... just make sure they don't become the "Seattle Kins" as that might backfire.