It seems that you may be over-reacting to the responses to your post ... so let's step back a moment and consider what you originally posted ...
You just did a simple comparison of the iOS-based iPad to the webOS-based TouchPad. You basically say I have X is on the iPad but it's not on the TouchPad. So what? You are assuming everyone needs or wants X on the Touchpad or can't wait until it is available if they do want it. As an example, I use an e-ink reader for all of my reading and do not read e-magazines. So I personally don't care about a epub reader app, even though a Kindle app is coming.
You say apps make the tablet but they do not - apps enhance the OS and iOS requires considerably more enhancement than does webOS. Therefore more apps are needed for iOS. And I still haven't seen a "Multi-Tasking" app for iOS. If one wants the absolute most apps for your Smartphone/Tablet, well that would be Android since they have more now than iOS and will continue to grow the "lead". webOS will NEVER have the most apps and who cares. All that matters is do the critical apps you need exist? You don't seem to be aware of all the apps that are available which some posters have noted. You can easily browse or search the entire app catalog and I suggest that you do that to see if you can find all of your "critical" apps. What the webOS "ecosystem" lacks in apps is more than compensated by the excellent developer support to users as well as the homebrew community and even PreCentral.net ...
You mention the poor state of the retail experience for the Touchpad and you are right about that but that is true for all tablets and computers as well. The worst case seems to be Best Buy where no one seems to known anything about anything and half of what they do say turns out to be wrong. This is nothing new and isn't going to change. Which is why online forums like this one exist for almost every technical product in the market. But I have to say that doesn't prevent you from "playing" with any of the tablets at these type stores. I simply plugged in the TouchPad (someone had disconnected it when they picked it up and it was tangled in the display mount) and let it charge while I took care of some other things in BB and then came back and went through the demo. Yes, there was no Internet service connected to the demo unit so I connected it to the in-store open network! This was typical of ALL the units at BB, even the iPad2 which has its own kiosk (sometimes). So a little initiative goes a long way. I made several trips to assess the weight issue (due to the wireless charging, BTW) as well as the screen and other issues that had been posted on the forums here at PreCentral. Let's face it. Users love the glossy screen, fingerprints and all, and all the tablets suffer from the same issue, although to a different degree.
I am a registered developer who stopped development when the Palm "For Sale" sign went up and then re-engaged after the February announcements and then stopped again after the Pre2 fiasco (a great phone that Sprint decided not to carry?) and have just re-engaged again. I have just worked on product specifications during that time, having decided to wait on Enyo maturity. The apps will come. It's a new product, out in the market for just a little over a month, and it takes time to get software right, especially the OS. You see, if the OS does not have the capability or has major bugs present, it reduces the quality of the apps which means the developers are going to delay or slow down their development. Now that the 3.0.2 SDK is out for developers, I expect the apps to start coming faster. The initial apps are either ones that HP targeted (and funded via money or resources) to be there at launch (all of them did not make it) or were from developers who saw an opportunity by being first. As mentioned, this was similar to the iPad launch with the only difference being they were under no market pressure since that initial device created the market which is an advantage of being first.
While Apple certainly is the leader in apps they have a long way to go with iOS to eventually make it a real multi-tasking OS. They realize the threat and are working on implementing a "switcher" type OS, similar to what Palm OS was (Back to the Future?). I can tell you from personal experience that I would rather be working on apps than converting the OS from a simple Linux kernel to a true multi-tasking one. This is also why Blackberry bought QNX which is much further along than iOS is. But the ultimate test is really what does it bring to the user experience. Almost everyone agrees (even you as I recall) that webOS had got this right and HP is working on making it even better.
Everyone on this forum is aware of the immaturity issues with the TouchPad and no one is trying to make light of those issues. If maturity is the major issue for you, then the iPad is certainly the product for you. I personally believe the user experience is the ultimate factor for electronic products and certainly tablets. Apple has done an outstanding job of understanding that as well as understanding the "personal" (touchy, feely) nature of tablets. But as HP says, it's a marathon and not a sprint which is true. Whoever is first is not necessarily first when the market matures. I think Apple will continue to appeal to the one computer family who will only own a single tablet but the rest of the market is wide open.
Finally, you should understand why people think you are just an Apple devotee and bought the unit in order to identify the flaws, post them on this forum and then return the unit. You are a college student with limited money (implied?) yet you bought a TouchPad to figure out if it would work for you. Most people don't work that way, especially if they have limited funds. Plus it takes no money if you are going to return it anyway. Not saying this is or was your plan. Plus you start a new thread just about your "experience" to identify IF the TouchPad works for you. Normally a new forum member would post on existing threads that relate to your interest (you are not the only one asking this question). Plus your comments on apps, features and functionality seem to suggest that not much effort has been put into understanding the differences between the TouchPad and iPad. That may not be true but as most of your comments were somewhat inaccurate, it suggests that at least. So all of this just makes your scenario look suspicious. The thing is, no one really cares if you take it back or not. One purchase will not affect the success or lack of it for the TouchPad. Even if the TouchPad is an epic fail, which it is far from that at this point, HP will not be giving up or need to.
You see, if you are truly that worried about the apps coming (not just antagonized by the delay, which we all are) then consider this: webOS, per HP, is going to be the standard UI and OS for printers in which HP is the dominant player in that market which is the #1 contributor to HP's profit. It is going to be on their laptops and desktops as a UI first, and eventually more. You will probably see it first on a Multi-Touch Desktop (which already exists with Windows on it) and then laptops with Multi-Touch screens. You will see it used as an embedded OS for all kinds of standalone units such as routers and much more. Think about a HDTV with integrated internet and browser, multi-touch controls, and with webOS! All of these will create a massive awareness and comfort level with webOS which will carry over to drive smartphones and tablet sales.
You haven't see anything yet! ...