Thanks for the welcome.
I tried out a Galaxy Tab as well as an HP TouchPad last year. Although I really liked them, I didn't have much distinct purpose for them and eventually sold them. Ultimately, I just like technology, and I like trying out different devices and staying familiar with various OS's. I gave up the issue of taking sides in the OS wars. I use what I use, but don't begrudge anyone for using something different.
I have a feeling that I'll keep this Surface RT instead of eventually selling it because it's distinct enough from my other devices that I believe I can make a place for it within my workflow. Plus, I'm really interested to see how Windows 8 will develop, and it seems to me that it is best experienced on a touchscreen device. I understood more about Windows 8 after having the Surface RT for two days than I had understood from having it in VMWare for months on my MacBook Pro.
I understand completely. I too enjoy playing around with tech gadgets. I had an RCA e book reader that connected using a dial up modem, black and white screen, and future music downloading which never happened. It was so cool to use and plenty of books were available. Then the website went under and the reader could not get books easily from other sources. Now we have Kindle, Nook, Amazon
, but I still have a great memory of the RCA because it was different and did a great job for what it was. Very crude by today's tablets, but it still works today.
I am not really tied to one kind of system myself. I like my iPad, but never got into using iPods. I have a Nexus 7 and it works well and reminds me of a giant cell phone. But it is light, easy to hold, and android has become better with the jellybean OS and App Store.
When the RT was introduced I was hooked. The design, touch cover, unique form factor. I was use to using Windows XP, so I had some navigating issues with the new interface at first. But like anything the more I explored and used it, the better the experience got. I remember the same issues when I first used iOS on an iPad after being on OS 10 for years on an old PowerBook. I find that fun part. Trying different items. Like computers, tablets, cameras. The interest level is surely not the same for each one, but the best way to find out if it works for you is to give it a try. I just have to make sure I do not go broke from this kind of hobby! Lol. Attached a photo of the old with the new.