I now have an iPad (iPad 2 16GB/wifi/black to be precise). I am thoroughly impressed. A friend of mine has the first generation equivalent (so I knew roughly what I was getting into). I went with an STM cover as the Apple versions did not protect the back of the iPad (what on earth were they thinking?). The STM cover functions the same as Apple’s with regards to unlocking/locking the iPad.
The only “additional” apps I have running on it at the moment are: