As all of you may know, Best Buy has the Touchpad on sale for firesale prices with the purchase of a new computer. I'm about due for a new desktop anyway, but I have a problem... not sure if I want to do the deal. Here is why:
1) I don't want reward HP for their massive incompetence (you have to by an HP computer to get the discounted Touchpad ) If I could buy a Lenovo desktop and get the deal this would be an easier decision. If HP had sold of the OS to someone else with courage, I'd have the the Touchpad already.
2) Since HP has shown NO commitment to the hardware, I don't know if I want to depend on them to even keep the catalog running, let alone providing support should the screen or speakers quit at some point in it's life (figuring 2 years of even pay for support is reasonable to expect)
3) The claims to support the software have been somewhat hollow. I'm technically adept, but I don't want a tool that requires massive amounts of tech time to keep running. I want to run webOS, I don't want to run Android or Ububtu on a tablet... though I'd be willing to convinced that I would like particularly Ubuntu.
4) Don't really NEED a tablet, though I could find a good use for one at that price.
I am an unashamed webOS fan... but not an f**b**y. I'll run my so far solid Pre plus (21 months and counting) until it dies, but I'm not interested in leading the 'resistance' to keep webOS alive if the companies (company) that should are not willing to do what they need to do to support it.
Come on guys (and gals), make your best case either way.