I love using my iPad, and if I can use it instead of having to spin up the laptop, it is much better. I am also trying out writing apps for the iPad. The regular Pages doesn't really work all that well. I have issues with delayed typing, saving my work when I want to, trying to figure out my word count, draining the battery really fast to it is hard to go somewhere without an outlet to write. I haven't settled on one yet.
But really, I love this thing. I have now replaced the screen 4 times, and a few weeks ago I replaced the battery for the first time. It is not as hard as you'd think. The hardest part is disassembling it in a way that won't ruin it. Be patient with breaking the glue on the screen. Don't rip out the ribbon cables, pull gently and if they don't come out the first time see why instead of pulling harder. It took me 3 hours to break all the glue on the battery without puncturing it. It is glued to the back of the case. But I did it, and the rest was easy.
Anyway, I have been writing here for a few minutes, and no issues yet. This is awesome. Including a pic of my gutted iPad to see how well that part works.