I'd like my next to be a netbook
I'm currently using an eeePC 901 (XP). It was originally for "internet" and a bit of dev messing around. Now it is my primary machine and does everything from video editing and watching telly to programming and, yes, Internet. Is it a bit slow? Yes. So? There's enough power to go around that I can set up a lengthy operation, then plug in yet another USB stick to watch the episode of "Twin Peaks" I recorded last night. So long as they aren't both using the same USB device, everything is fine. And yes, I have USB keys hanging out of it as an 8Gb SSD is a bit small, but there's always the NAS too. Right now I'm lying in bed with a warmish hot water bottle on my stomach, a book, and the eee on top of that. Typing this. Listening to Kawaii-Radio. If I feel the call of nature and I feel it isn't a one-minute thing, I can just pick it up and take it with me. Ditto for if I decide to go brew up some pasta. And unlike a "proper laptop", it is a perfectly respectable size. I carry my eeePC in a little zip-top cool-sac with shoulder strap that is, amazingly, exactly the right size.
I don't want a "big" laptop, and I don't want a "tablet". I just want something small and capable.
PS: Mega-mega win for the eeePC's battery life. It manages 3-4 hours with lots of crap attached, and when running only itself and the SD card without WiFi (i.e. "movie mode"), I can get some six hours from it. Boring journeys are no longer boring.