Why is it so hard to give Apple a little more credit for the iPad?

I’ve quickly skimmed through the latest wave of tablet review here, and a nice review round-up here. The single common trait to many of the reviews I’ve seen is that “Despite some nice features on the device…, H-P and other tablet makers have yet to introduce something that compares to Apple’s tablet.” (MarketWatch quoting Mozberg).

To me, perhaps the pundits should give more credit to Apple, as their achievement seemed to have left just about every one else in the dusts. Repeating myself, a strategy that bases itself on “me too” is often going to stutter if not simply fail. Maybe there’s just too much of that going on, more so than say acknowledge how hard it can be to deliver a solid tablet (mobile?) experience.

On an entirely different register, I can’t wait to see the reviews on Google+. It’s all nearly too predictable.