maybe it's just me, but that whole thing of 'being cool' because you have the latest and greatest shiny gadget that you don't actually need (or even worse, thinking you need it and that it enhances your life, doesn't waste your time, and you can't live without it) is precisely why i Don't have an iphone (or any other tablet).
My nokia 8310 is 9 years old. it still works. it makes calls, it sends and receives sms.
ie, it's a phone.