A month after I became 1.5 pounds heavier and several hundred bucks lighter, I wanted to share my thoughts on how iPad fits in an average person’s life.

In summary, iPad is better than I anticipated in some ways and not as good in some other ways. In any case, as I have always said, iPad is a usage device, not a feature device. What I mean is the mere hardware and software features will not blow you or keep you excited for longer than a few days. What will keep you attached to it is how you use it.

I describe here the overall experience, which includes the Apps and quality of the Apps as well.

In summary, my recommendation is — if you have not already invested in an e-reader and intend doing so, buy an iPad. Otherwise, stick to what you have. If you are on a budget, Nook is a terrific choice.