Two days in and I've changed my mind: I'm NOT returning my Microsoft Surface RT.
I certainly had some of the same frustrations as have been reported elsewhere: http://ozar.me/2012/10/why-im-returning-my-microsoft-surface-rt.
But as I plowed through the learning curve as a first time ever user of Wndows 8 - the new layout, the touch gestures, etc., and did all the updates - I am now a fan.
Spent yesterday doing something I have never - and will never - been able to do on my iPad. Took notes using MS Word will listening to a pod cast - with both apps visible in Snap View.
Folks considering any device running RT need to know that this is NOT the full-meal deal. But frankly, the extra cost puts light weight ultra books out of my reach right now, and I'll live with the things I can't do on the RT. And as more apps come online, including Office 365, I'm thinking me and my RT are gonna be fine.
I really like the size and light weight of the Surface RT; the type pad works beautifully for me; and the seamless integration of touch with point-and-click and a physical keyboard is a bonus that is going to diminish iPad's appeal - IMHO.
What's not to love about finally being to do real work on all my Office Word, Excel, and PP documents on a cool tablet?
Oh, and as for complaints about the kick stand and the camera angle. My first observation would be that no product out there has an infinitely adjustable AND reliably solid stand. All of them require using whatever is at hand to make needed adjustments. And maybe I'm just unusually short, but with the Surface on a standard height 30" table and me on a standard height chair - it works for me. And I think it will work well for Skype calls around a conference table - which is what I suspect it was designed for. But if you're looking for a camera to take high quality photos - look elsewhere. This is a "good enough" for Skype camera.
There are other devices besides Surface RT out there, so check them out. But I can recommend the Surface.