"You get what you pay for." is something that people with more dollars than sense often say to justify their wasteful purchases. This seems like a great product for Apple users though! You're already paying a huge premium to have a "cool" product rather than functionality, go all the way with it.
I don't drink the Apple Koolaid (I have a PC), but the iPad is simply the best tablet out there, and yes, I've tried many before purchasing it. Don't be such a hater. It's not about being "cool."