It's not a super fun thing to own. I don't play games and didn't download any of the social networking apps. I only got it with wifi because I already have my iPhone for 3G stuff. I have email, so I can upload any emails I want to deal with in the slow time at work and send them when I get home.
It has already done a few very important things for me, such as helping me reduce my reliance on a complex and sometimes random collection of notebooks. At home this means less clutter and on the go it makes for fewer shoulder issues. I've already transfered my teaching notes from three dance notebooks and my elementary school logs...which has also reminded me what an unorganized mess my first half a year of teaching dance was and that I am sure to be humbled by my current teaching chops in days to come. And as much as I love having notebooks, it's best to have pages you can get rid of when you realize your notations no longer are relevant to anything you do now. I don't need a pile of notebooks with a few good ideas in each...I need a way to have those good ideas more easily searchable.
I'm getting around to makign sure my huge pile of business cards gets put into my address book with attached images so I can keep dancers straight and have less crap about my apartment.
Most of my day job information goes into Pages/Word format. My dance notes have gone into Notability because of the ease of recording, saving and sending zill examples. I can show students what a pattern looks like and sounds like without spending too much time writing on the white board and then putting my zills on.
Being able to use keyboard and stylus together has made the process I use to breakdown music before making choreos and combinations easier...and I can keep bead, fabric, and sequin info together in picture form before I go to stores to re-up any of my supplies. I had a notebook for that...but on most days I had piles of labels and packages and hoped to keep them with the beads or not loose them when I cleaned my purse.
But last night, coming home from teaching dance I had my best moment with it. It was the ability to quickly sketch.
I spend a certain amount of my train times thinking about how to deconstruct, revise, and build things...like handbags. I was checking out a nice bag, thinking it would be a good size for my school teaching stuff and that I could probably make something like it when I realized...I have a stylus. I can reach into my bag, pull out the iPad, and make sketches about how I think the bag is constructed, what patterns I own and could modify, and which fabric I have that could work for it.
THAT made it worth it.