iPad – To be or not be be?

That is the question. I have been toying with the idea of an iPad for a long time & the crunch has arrived. A friend is going to the USA this week and I cannot decide whether go go ahead and buy one or not. What do you think?

I have been trying to list together the pros and cons for getting one but I am still none the wiser, though the more I think about it the more I think I should wait now.

Pros

Very sexy device, with a quick start-up so that I can have it sitting on my coffee table and have almost instant access to web browsing, Angry Birds and other applications and web reference tools. It would connect nicely with my Apple TV and my mac-mini so streaming content to the iPad should be pretty straight forward.

Cons

It is really expensive for what it is. I could get a nice booklet, or different brand tablet for a lot less. I also have an N900 so I have instant web access, streaming and a remote control for my Apple TV already.

So, an extravagance or a cool accessory?