Ok, as its been awhile now I came back to see how everyone was doing. FIRST!!! these devices HAVE problems with wifi and touchscreen issues and the list goes on and on. Nothing to do with Woot though its all HP on that stuff. Anyway I absolutely love my device, first day I put CM9 Alpha 0.6 on and have not been back to WebOS. The biggest and best step you can take is to really put CM9(Android) on the device, as then you will have dedicated developers working day and night to fix/patch as many of the current problems and add a whole lot more to the device. For instance, if you went to CM9 obviously the touchscreen doesnt respond like you know it should, Fixed - http://rootzwiki.com/topic/16547-touchpad-android-touchscreen-driver-development-updated-2012-02-16/
Grab latest v12 huge difference
Wifi the biggest problem of them all, now there still exists the problem where basically the device goes to sleep and upon wakeing you have to turn it off forget it log back on. Thats just one thing you can do and honestly there are ways around it happening but it gets technical involving increasing voltages etc.. but no more wifi up for 15min cant connect reboot 10x still cant connect spend next 4hrs changing router configs etc.. Now there are 2 methods of temp fixes for wifi with CM9 and very soon with the new drivers and the source from HP the camera will be working again etc..
Wifi fix I personally used this build at first but now I just build a nightly and throw the patch in. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1488561
Get the latest build or the first the dev isnt too experienced but it will be stable and fast for now. Everyone is going to have random problems but there are solutions just get on these forums and ask for help, but wifi obviously has been asked about 1000 times. Btw my setup I have a dual band linksys 3200 didnt even bother to change the channel from 11 cause my neighbors like to hog up the lower channels and it works perfectly fine.
After you apply these 2 fixes/workarounds your device will be stable and fast. Only noticeable to most features that obviously does not work right now in CM9 is Camera and video hardware acceleration hardware, the video part just use MX video player and go to settings choose software decoding and you can play movies all day but no streaming right now. Everything is moving a long very quickly and progressing in so many ways, once they get a stable version out it really transforms your touchpad into so much more. ICS seriously does so well on devices I cant for it on my sgh-i777. Anyway unfortunately the majority of things I have discussed are to average consumer too technical but I'm going to link the easiest video in the world to get you at least to CM9. BTW. in the video link I will link the gallery as the guides will be very good for anyone new to flashing roms etc... also has the changes you need to make in order to get some of the higher end games to work. Ok I almost forgot, please if you are not familiar with flashing and editing build.props etc.. just keep your lcd density at 160 or 120 and there are reverts for both, if your not new to this then personally I think 132 is awesome but your gonna want to change launchers and your market will need to be fixed. Ok here's the guides/links to follow and remember wifi/charging/rebooting fixable problems.
Im just going to post the most important default sequence for the best chance at a stable CM9 because your going to need to start there before you can apply the Wifi fix which the dev baked into his rom and another deals with inserting modules in linux so if your familiar do it if not dont!.
You will see disclaimers everywhere as this is all alpha stuff and obviously there is no recourse if you render your device unusable. However remember you always have WebOS Doctor and adb to get you out of a brick in even the worst of circumstances these devices were made for open source such as the preware stuff. Have fun!
Main release but they have moved to nightly's if you dont know what im talking about dont worry about it for now.
(Follow this to the T)
Make sure newest gapps, reboot fix, cm9rom.zip etc.. follow it.
Good place for some answers
Launchers that work great with CM9
Others in market but these are really good and the default is not bad either.
One of the patches the linux module based way
Go through those links and beyond on their respective forums, something cool im about to try is cornerstone for the touchpad, easiest way to explain is it adds true multi-tasking to CM9 as in having up to 3 apps open simultaneously on your home screen minimized or what not.
I'll check back and see how everyone is doing.