Create Digital Music weighs in on the iPad. It sounds horrible (closed platform, no standard ports, tied to iTunes, Apple controls distribution of media). Permission to go to the bathroom, Mr. Jobs?
Excerpt of the CDA post:
As with the iPhone, you can’t use the iPad’s drive as a drive. You can’t connect it to a computer and put on it what you like. You’re limited to using third-party apps as conduits or servers – and even then, you’re limited; critical files for media and reading are controlled by Apple’s market-dominating iTunes app. It’s a storage device you own, but that someone else controls. Maybe that’s acceptable for game consoles, but, again, the iPad has the appearance of a computer. (Except, of course, it’s actually not.)