My wife was pleasantly surprised to get an iPad as a birthday present. She knew my opinion of it, so knew that this was a tech toy for her, not a "look what I got me^Wyou" gift.
On the surface, very capable. When I set up IMAP access to our mailserver, I found out how shallow that is, but that's another story of poor feedback and buggy diagnostics.
This evening, Mrs Troll decided to install some games. She's a fan of Tetris, and since I had the iPad when this was mentioned (*cough* it is shiny) I went looking. There's the official Tetris® game! Excellent, the company which properly licenses the game from the Russian developer, paid dues, promoted the game and invested money in its spread. Okay, let's buy from them instead of a knock-off clone. Hrm, $7.99 for the iPad version instead of, I think, $4.99 for the iPhone version. Okay, a little steep, we're being gouged a little for playing on the new hotness. I suck it up and pay anyway. After all, with all those cheap $0.99 games around, this game from EA, an established house, should be somewhat better.
I keep my grubby mitts on the iPad a few moments longer to try playing. Marathon; Level 1; Tutorial. crash. Uh, say what? Try again ⋯ Marathon, Level 1, Tutorial ⋯ crash.
*sigh* I played this game back on the Amiga, I believe. Back before patches and updates could be delivered over the Internet, so the game would actually be stable before being shipped. A little QA, such as getting through the tutorial on the first level for the basic game mode, or perhaps even being able to start the tutorial.
Mrs Troll is playing away on it now; apparently, there are some levels where it doesn't immediately crash.
-The Grumpy Troll, reaching for the pipe and slippers