I wasn't going to reply, because it's hardly worth the breath. The tone of the OP isn't one of objective review...it's more of an in your face neener neener ha ha conjecture. So, this isn't so much a reply to the OP, but to the room. It’s called hijacking a thread and I don’t feel bad doing it in this case.
I'm a fan of options. I have an iPad 2, a TouchPad, and dual boot to CM7. I have a few needs that are met by having CM7 & it enhances my experience with the TouchPad. I boot into it at least once a day, but it's typically not for very long, maybe 10% of my usage.
MY preference for boot is the exact opposite of OP. There is something to be said for clean & simple, and IMO CM7 is not...and not by a long shot. I know I'll get torched for saying this (2nd time on this forum), but I actually prefer the iOS task management to Android's. At least on the iPad I don't usually feel like there are rogue apps & processes running all over the place, assaulting my battery, privacy, and more. I spend more time in CM7 trying to manage that than just simply enjoying the device & its apps.
Also, free & plentiful apps are fine, but you pay for that by being swarmed with ads. I can hardly let my children use the TouchPad while in CM7 because they click that stuff & it makes the app vanish & takes them either to a web page or the marketplace. In many cases, there aren't even paid options to avoid the ads. Even if I lock down the marketplace, it makes no difference, my 2 & 3 year old can't easily get back to their app. They figured out pressing the home button, then clicking the square to go back to apps, then finding their game or story...but it really degrades the experience & a lot of times they get ****ed. Even going that route or the press-hold, a lot of times a game or app won’t actually take you back to where you were. Anyway, dead horse, wasted breath, etc.
Anyway, I enjoy what Android has to offer, but I don’t go trolling Android Central, XDA, or iOS forums professing my preference for webOS. Not to mention there are a number of apps & solutions for the ‘shortfalls’ you discuss, which is an even larger reason your post should be filed away in a dark dark place. If your average Joe comes by and reads this after getting a shiny new TouchPad, they likely believe this nonsense and assume there aren’t apps or solutions in place for what you discuss, and I’m not talking using homebrew, I’m talking simple solutions. It may cost a few bucks here & there, but I’d gladly support quality solutions over quantity of solutions, and I appreciate a largely ad free experience.
Wow, why did I waste my time? From now on I’m going to steal something from another forum I frequent, unrelated to mobile tech. It’s simply an ‘h’. I liken posting that to the guy who always responds with ‘cool story bro’. Same concept. Cheers, and enjoy your new world. I’ll second the 'to each his own' remark, but don’t come here with that misinformation & tone & expect to be cheered by the masses…or wait, maybe you were expecting posts like this so you could sound off more…there’s a word for that….