After buying my wife a discounted Android tablet at Costco, she started getting all twisted about what she could/couldn't do with the backgrounds and interface on the device. After thinking about it, I told her to look at this device as a window/portal to her apps and the Internet; nothing more. "That is where you will spend most of your time, so judge it based on that." For users like her, that is sufficient.
Power users and IT pros fall into a different category. We want to push the boundaries and tweak this and that, to make any device run "better" than it was safely designed to.
For now, it sounds like there is a need for both, robust (expensive) and streamline (affordable) Tablet OSs and devices. For me, it is the Galaxy 10" Tab. For my daughter's Christmas present, I rather like the idea of a $200 Tablet that I know she could very well break or lose!
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