I agree indeed. Im always discussing this with friends around, because in my country (i guess in many is like this) mac are so damn popular that you'll see adds all around and people talking about how much they want an ipad. Overall, I agree mac must be good, because everyone tells me that it works wonders for (as you said) working stuff (though it seems that apple is trying to go into the "we're for multimedia playing"); but the price!
In the discussion of the ipad, this girl told me she wanted one. Ok, I just asked "what does it do? what is it for?". She couldnt actually answer and she is now having her doubts about spending the amount of money it cost. I mean, sure, it might be great for browsing and reading ebooks, and playing little games, and watching movies... but oh my... THE PRICE? if that thing was 1/4th of what it cost I might think about it too, but as is, is just an overpriced piece of hardware that servers IMO, no practical purpose. I mean, at least ipods were for music, what is this for? Browsing?