People in here complaining or wishing this netbook had certain things, you are totally forgetting the concept of a netbook.
1. "It's only good for basic functions": Uh, no kidding. The concept of a netbook goes back 12 years. Back then MS and others tried to convince people to buy net appliances, some that worked off your TV.
The concept was to have a machine to check e-mail, surf the net, and other basic functions. If you wanted to do more than that, you could buy a notebook.
The netbook was again made popular by ASUS in 2008. ASUS netbooks took off because they were looked like notebook computers (albeit smaller) and performed similarly.
What really caused sales to soar was the poor economy and making netbooks similar in specs to low end notebooks.
Default specs started to appear: 120 to 160gb hard disk, 1GB RAM (upgradeable to 2GB), two to three USB ports, 9" to 10" display, no optical (DVD) drive, under three pounds, .3 webcam, memory card reader, network, Bluetooth, WiFi, Windows XP Home, $300 to $450 price point, and compact form factor.
2. "It does not have this or that": As time passes specs will obviously improve, as with anything electronic, but for now don't compare netbooks with notebooks. If you want notebooks specs on a netbook (any of the above) then buy a notebook.
If nothing else you have to remember how much you are paying here. Yes, it would be great to get notebook specs in a netbook, at a netbook price (no doubt for $100 to $200), but that is not going to happen.
3. "If it was $200, I'd snap this up": Hmm... anyone would. What I call the "default price" on netbooks is now $300 to $450 ($450 being borderline a deal breaker). For $300 to $350 (average price) you get a lot of machine for so little coin.
Need I remind you that smartphones (that are not even close to doing what a netbook can) are priced at $400 to $600. My T-Mobile Touch Pro2 retails for $550 and I got it for $329 on a one year contract. The Droid, Nokia N900 and other high-end phones are priced way more than netbooks.
So man up, open your wallet and buy the thing. Or go to Best Buy, pull out $500 and buy a notebook.