I finally nailed down why I prefer Netbooks to Tablets, and why I am not a fan of tablets in general. Tablets are, for the most part, devices for media consumption; whereas netbooks are better at media creation.
I couldn’t see myself working on a novel on a tablet, short of rigging up an external keyboard. And if you’re going to do that, why not just get a damn netbook in the first place?
Sure, you could browse a forum or other social media site on your tablet, but trying to type a meaningful post onto it with your thumbs would be an exercise in patience and a large waste of time.
What really needs to happen, is for OEMs to start enabling phone service on tablets. With a Bluetooth headset, a 7″ tablet would be pretty much perfect for someone who isn’t trying to cram things into a pair of skinny jeans anyway.