Despite all my apprehension - at 149$ for the 32 gig it's just too good of a deal to pass up. I've wanted an ipad etc for awhile for use at school (something smaller than a laptop for light use/note taking etc), just couldn't justify spending 300-600$ for one.

That deal is a beastly one. Walked into a staples at 9:00 AM thismorning, they had 10 of them, no line, walked out 5 minutes later pad in hand. Now to start fiddling with it... 2 weeks of return policy, so if it's really not for me I do have an "out", but I feel for the money you can't beat it.