I absolutely love(d) the Macintosh user experience, (I've only ever owned a Mac ((since 1995 - and been using since 1989) it is a shame Apple have decided to shift towards an iOS look and function which is a complete disaster, as iOS is clunky. Yes it works, and is well integrated and quick, but it simply lacks the intuitive feel and use that Mac OS and WebOS have.
I have an iPhone 5 (along with a Veer I replaced a broken Pre 3 with), the iPhone 5 is a lovely phone, and to be honest as a Phone, it is basic and easy to use and looks cool, with Apps and if for Music and Apps, games, Video SMS/messages is all it's required for, and Multitasking is not an issue - it may be clunky but it sure as hell is most integrated and visually nicest user experience - which just works.
As a Tablet, my Touchpad is head and shoulders above my Missus's iPad 3. The iPad simply struggles to perform as intuitively and fluidly and nicely as my Touchpad - though the Touchpad lags because of the Hardware, never the OS.
Multitasking is a essential on a Tablet more so than on a Phone - for example, switching Apps, listening to a Youtube music while browsing or typing is a pain in the ****.
I just wish the Touchpad HARDWARE was better and faster - the User interface is brilliant.
I can't stand the jerkiness and ad hoc bolt ons that is Android, and my dad has a Blackberry Tablet which is quite nice, but can't compare to WebOS. The Windows Phone is refreshing, but long winded with tile after tile after tile, and the Multitasking isn't up to WebOS standards.
HP really royally shagged it all up.
I am going to take a look at Umbuntu, and see what it's all about.
Is it available in England?