I remember how during the few weeks before the original iPhone's launch, Apple would let slip an unannounced feature or capability almost every day or so. It was an excellent marketing tactic that drove many (me for one) from the wait-and-see camp to the I-gotta-have-it-day-one camp.
Much of the iPhone naysaying had died down as time got closer to its launch because many people realized that the iPhone really was a state of the art smartphone that had incredible possibilities and appeal (and this was long before the app store was announced). I think we're seeing the same sort of softening of initial disappointment now turning to anticipation with the iPad. Next step, watch Apple turn up the "child-like wonder" knob!
So soon we may hear from Apple, "Oh yeah, there's a video camera in it too..." or "Handwriting recognition? Sure, it does that!" or "Multitasking? Well we have 'services' that work even better (without draining your battery)!"
I can't wait to see what will happen. I'm sure we'll get some pleasant surprises.