Go out, buy nothing but an iPad and tell me how good your computing experience is 12 months from now. No cheating. Not a single transaction on a single machine that isn't an iPad. I dare you.
It depends on what your "computing experience" requires you to do. Your average slashdot user needs a bit more than what an iPad can do of course, but my parents would be 100% fine with ONLY an iPad, since all they do is browse the web and check emails. Also, did someone say that the iPad was supposed to be used as a stand alone machine only? Your tone suggests that.
Can you link me to that other app store where I can buy applications for a non-jailbroken iphone?
Sure, can you link me to that document that FORCED you buy an iPhone, and not the phone that you wished to use?
The Wright Bothers weren't the first to fly. They were just the first not to crash.