I couldn't agree more with John Gruber's harsh take on the state of the iPad:

"The iPad at 10 is, to me, a grave disappointment. Not because it’s “bad”, because it’s not bad?—it’s great even—but because great though it is in so many ways, overall it has fallen so far short of the grand potential it showed on day one. To reach that potential, Apple needs to recognize they have made profound conceptual mistakes in the iPad user interface, mistakes that need to be scrapped and replaced, not polished and refined. I worry that iPadOS 13 suggests the opposite—that Apple is steering the iPad full speed ahead down a blind alley."

I love it
glitch p-udding:

I love my iPad, but I use it very much in the way it was designed to be used on day one. I

glitch p-udding:

I'm annoyed by almost every bit of UI that has been tacked on since then. I can mostly avoid it, but when I can't....grrrr.