After waiting a month for delivery and then spending way too much time reading threads and working through the issues with a Venue11, I've decided to send it back and consider an SP instead. I been broke down on the road too long to go back and start over - is there any good samaritan who will give me a few links to the most important threads you think I should read before buying a Surface? What predominant issues are users having, what work arounds and shortcomings am I going to have to tolerate, etc? I've been using Windows tablets a ~very~ long time, just older ones like Fujitsu Stylistics, LifeBooks and Q models. My expectations definitely have nothing at all to do with Android or Apple devices - I'm about to replace a Q550, and hoping I can find a suitable tablet and laptop replacement that runs full featured applications smoothly and a stylus system as good as a Wacom desktop digitizer. I hear the Surface Wacom system is working out better than the Dell Synaptics failure. Frankly, I don't even care if it's Windows 8 device, I was fine with Win 98, 2000, XP, and 7 on prior tablets - it's just that the Win 8 devices are hitting the market so much cheaper than old school pro tablets. I guess my unrealistic expectation is to find something that bridges the gap between the reliability/predictability of a $1200 to $1700 Fujitsu and an $800 Venue 11 7130 that actually works well. Am I going to be as totally disappointed with a Surface? Not expecting anyone to take time to do a full summary - just, if you have some favorite threads that tell the story, give me a couple clues? Or, if you know of any other tablet, even close, that "works well," feel free to volunteer names. Samsung, Asus, Sony, I am not ruling out anything just trying to avoid paying hundreds more for another Fujitsu. I'm open to convertible form factors like swivels and bend-backs as well. Do I have to jump back out of the new school category of Win 8 tablets to get a decent Baytrail or Haswell performance tablet that is not completely experimentally buggy?