Alright, fair. But I don't think that's what I was doing. Any how, I will leave it at this: There are advantages and disadvantages to WebOS, there is no reason to pretend otherwise. I don't think webOS is doomed, I think it has a long uphill battle ahead of it, but it has distinct advantages, mainly in the elegant way with which it handles multi-tasking, a great email client which takes advantage of this multi-tasking, etc.
Originally Posted by deCorvett
Apps (or the lack thereof) are a disadvantage, and many people here have already argued with both myself, the OP, and others, that apps aren't a disadvantage. They are. I am not making this up, I have quoted an individual making this very argument. Android has a couple of advantages in apps, but I think webOS has other advantages related to usability. Any way, if people come to learn about webOS, as that link implies, shouldn't people be advised of its weaknesses, as well as its advantages? Thusly people are better able to decide what device will work best for them.
I think sometimes I am viewed as a cynical Android fan here to trash webOS. On the contrary, I am the type of consumer with no brand loyalty, and I plan to buy a TouchPad on launch day. My home theater is the perfect example of this, hell, I have two brands of speakers alone in my surround sound. My home theater includes Harmon/Kardon, Fluance, Boston Acoustics, Sony, Microsoft, Samsung, Logitech, Nintendo, Netgear, and a PC that I built myself. There are lots of manufacturers out there making great devices, and no reason to pretend that just HP (or just Samsung, or just Apple) makes great products. I also think it is healthy to let HP know where it needs to make improvements (why won't you give me a damn SD slot for god's sake?). So that we can see changes implemented. I would be surprised if there aren't reps that read these forums (other companies definitely do this). Samsung actually has an official rep to answer questions on the Rootz Wiki forums.
HP, if you are reading this, it wouldn't be a bad idea to follow Sammy's example on this one.