Originally Posted by tlaz
I guess it is all where your point of view is.
Originally Posted by hparsons
Disclaimer: I do not own a Touchpad, but I want to someday.
Is that sufficient motivation for being here?
I have been looking here (among other places) for information about peoples experiences with the Touchpad before I decided what investment my company should make. P|C forums have been a great resource to me in the past and I expected no less now. But I found a lot more examples of what Tlaz states than I would of expected. I saw new posters get slammed for posting the negative aspects of their experiences. The "Well if you don't like it then return it" attitude by many was counterproductive and contributed nothing to the dialog others were trying to have. I've seen people post questions directly about if they should get the TP vs another device and been told "either you support HP(Palm) or you don't" as an answer. That seems the very type of attitude of many accuse the Apple ******* of.
You state a small group continue to post unabated negative things. I do not know exactly which threads you saw but as an example there were a lot of post and discussions about the apparently very polarizing and divisive tablet weight/size issue. I think that is a fact that is getting a whole lot more attention than it deserves. But the facts are the facts, it is heavier than most (all?) recent tablets. Ergonomics are important. It was a non-issue for me, for others it is important, why can't we let it go? Does it require an attack? What I have gleaned from some of the discussions about the size and weight is that the tear-downs show a tablet device that is much more modular in it's components, almost PC like in construction. That leads to all kinds of interesting and exciting opportunities. HP can upgrade the form factor very nimbly as newer better faster components are made. But most threads don't mention that as a potential upside to the form factor, just a "why would you even waste time talking about it, why do you think the extra weight is bad? Are you a weakling?" type of response.
I wanted to hear the good and the bad and see if I could justify to my boss not buying a competing tablet. And between the "professional" reviews, the post of people here and my own hands on experiences with the devices I was able to do so. But I was disappointed by what I saw in many threads here. It was not the open, encouraging, style of post that I had come to expect here in this community. Pre Central and Home Brew and the community around them are why I continue to use and love my Pre+ phone. It was disappointing to see that some new people who came here to report issues, questions or experiences were responded to in the manner some were. In my opinion, Tlaz's original and follow-up post asking for a more glass half-full approach makes for a better community. Unless of course the goal is to keep people out.
/stepping down off soapbox...