Why I'm Returning My Apple iPad ($AAPL)

In the past 48 hours I’ve gone from boycotting the Apple iPad, to purchasing one, and this morning I’m bringing it back to the store. While I can explain my initial justification for purchasing the device, I should state that I could just as easily justify the purchase of a watch that remotely turns on my car. Purchasing luxury goods can be fun, but in this case, there are far too many substitutes for the device which are either cheaper, have more functionality, or both.