I know.. I know. I should have waited until a viable open source powered tablet was released.
I don't normally blow a huge wad of cash on things (especially first generation products), but after reading the reviews and most importantly actually playing around with a demo iPad for a bit earlier in the week I knew I had to have one.
They were back in stock at my local BestBuy this morning and I took a little trip over there to acquire the 32GB Wi-Fi model. I really wanted a tablet for use while roaming around and the iPad is unfortunately the only 'decent' tablet on the market.
It works fine for my current needs, so I'll use it until something better is finally released.