Let me be the most-recent among many to second Fraser Speirs' diatribe. Computers are supposed to make your life easier not just provide you with a powerful but capricious robotic servant. While the iPad (and whatever class of computers it ushers in) will not eliminate the frustrating user interfaces, incompatibilities and general shoddiness of old, it re-lays the foundations and renews the possibilities. Eventually entropy demands the system make allowances for complexity and weeds will inevitably creep into Mr. Jobs meticulous garden of computing Eden, but the pre-iPhone OS purge has been necessary and good. The future awaits.
Link: Future Shock