I've had one for 4 months (I won it at a tech conference, I kid you not) and I prefer it to the i-Pad, which I've played with quite a bit. I work in a place where we use all-MAcs and where we're all getting iPads (I was playing with one as part of the evaluation for that need). At the time I was comparing the two the XOOM had better resolution and better processor speed, while also being a more open device that is is a great lightweight computer to take to conferences or anywhere that you want the ability to take notes, check email, browse the web, take photos, etc.
The front and real cameras mean you can take photos of yourself or the scenery around you very easily... and you can easily video-conference. The interaction is intuitive and simple and the app store quite extensive, but probably still behind the iPad (for now).
Everything is done in the cloud, so if you have an Android phone already, once you link your XOOM to your gmail account it will automatically (unless you un-check the option) synchronize your XOOM to your phone, including downloading tablet versions of all your apps. I totally loved this as it saved me a ton of start-up time and was way better than interacting with clunky iTunes all the time. It is great to have a device completely free of any other device/computer.
The on-screen keyboard is excellent and the price here seems pretty good to me. However, this is not as settled a device as the iPad is, so there are some cutting-edge issues and areas where the iPad has a big lead, but I've not really been affected by them so I can't speak to them.
I'd recommend it, if asked, especially since I've had good luck with several refurbs bought from Woot, including an iPod, but it should be noted that you could get a new one for just $100 more, and more expensive shipping. Also, I don't use mine a whole lot because I have a laptop and mostly prefer that to a XOOM, but love it in any situation where my laptop is too heavy or too bulky, and the XOOM battery life is triple that of my MacBook Pro.