Originally Posted by fugazied
It's one of those devices that you didn't know you couldn't live without until you got one :P
Very likely. One of the most frequent comments by people who've actually used one is that you really don't get how well it works until you try it.
Originally Posted by Sonist
The major problem is, that without Flash, the iPad will be crippled for web-browsing, as well for watching much of the currently available video on the web. The availability of Hulu, and the Silverlight-based Netflix streaming service, would have been a reason for many to get an iPad.
There are a couple of open-source alternative Flash player projects
out there if Apple wants to provide this functionality without going through Adobe. Apple is probably banking on HTML5, as many have speculated. It will be interesting to see if they can drive the market.
I note that Apple does offer a YouTube-specific app for iP. YouTube uses Flash. Perhaps they could generalize this.