First off, I would like to say hello, and I am glad to be a part of this forum. I have been following this forum for a while, and got around to join. am about ready to pull the trigger on returning my iPad 4gen and up and buy a surface. I honestly feel Windows 8 is the future and the Surface is an excellent tablet. I am tired of seeing people's response when they say,"What's the point of windows RT? You can't download actual programs and only run apps from the app market." do they not realize that was EXACTLY what the iPad was in the beginning and what it still continues to be? Or any other tablet for that matter. Why do people ignore that the Surface is a tablet, and works like one is beyond me. I would really like to pull the trigger, but I extensively use apps available to iOS, to research stocks. As much as I would like to buy a Surface, I just simply can't ditch one of my major methods of researching, on essentially making money. Unfortunately the nearest Microsoft store is about 100 miles from me, and I can't view or play with the tablet. The learning curve is irrelevant because it is inevitable that I will learn to use this device. The only thing is I have no way of viewing the store to see what is available at this time, and as much as I absolutely love this tablet, I am currently on stand by to see where developers will go with it. Are there any apps that are definately worth mentioning to a consumer like myself?