Just replying to say Yes! I agree with you. In fact, the tablet, with it's current capabilities, is the sort of thing that you don't *think* you'll have a use for until you use one. Then you find all sorts of uses, as I have. Quickly checking multiple email accounts whilst lounging on the sofa watching telly (vastly more convenient than opening a netbook or laptop, or using the TV monitor), reading many news web pages can actually be more pleasant because you can sit off on the sofa instead of upright at a computer desk or balancing a laptop on your belly, the many apps for doing business and entertaining ones-self.
Heck, I even found an app which recreates the TEAC Tascam 244 multitrack cassette recorder I had when I was a teeny-bopper, for me the most awesome thing ever. It kills me that the app cost about $5 whereas the original was about $1,200!