Hi, I used to be a complete skeptic when it came to tablets (not just iPads). Then, recently, I saw someone with an iPad + stylus + Notes plus in a meeting, just happily jotting down his hand-written notes on the iPad. And just watching the ease with which he could do that might just have sold me a tablet.
If you want another encouragement, about a year ago I switched to a tablet, because I was carrying a stack of documents about 3 inches thick to a weekly meeting -- often with a pair of them changing between the meetings each week, as the requirements for our system changed, requiring me to print out new ones. After I switched, I only took my tablet. Plus, as a bonus, I could take a bunch of other documents I occasionally wanted reference to in the meetings at no additional cost, even though previously it would have doubled the size of the document stack.
Every once in a while, it did feel a little limiting due to not being able to look at multiple documents at the same time, but overall it was a big help. Plus, the PDFs I loaded in had a linked table of contents one touch away, so I was often able to jump around in the document better than those who had paper copies.
I wasn't the first in those meetings to have a tablet; I was the second. By the time the meetings wrapped up a few months ago, there are 5 tablets being used when we met, and only a couple of holdouts on paper.