This is the device I've been waiting for! Bought my first tablet PC, a Tecra M4 about 8 years ago hoping it to be what the SP3 is today. It was a great machine and is still in use in my kitchen BTW...After that, it was a Fujisu T901. Another very trusty (but heavy and thick) tablet PC. I took advantage of Staples $100 rebate plus 15% back in Staples rewards when I bought mine. I didn't get the type cover so that I could use my rewards and get it in January. Gotta play the game if you want a deal these days. A couple comments/questions: 1) If MS really wanted to get people to use Metro (modern...whatever), they really need to take the lead and make their basic programs work with the rest of the world. There is no excuse in this day and age to not have POP email and Google calendar/contact compatibility right out of the box. This is what happens when a software company makes hardware and not the other way round I guess.....but seriously?? 2) There should be separate default apps depending on what interface I'm in. It is just weird to click help on a metro app only to be thrown into desktop FireFox to read the on-line help. 3) Why can't I have a different background on my desktop PC vs my Surface? That seems just silly....or am I missing something? 4) What is the best PORTABLE docking station out there? The standard one is too chunky and I often need a wired Ethernet and additional USB ports on job sites. I've seen the USB3 hubs that include Ethernet that certainly look interesting, however, I have a few pieces of hardware that historically HATE hubs and want to be plugged directly into the computer. I'm guessing the docking station ports are more directly connected to the surface. Any thoughts? Thanks.