I have been unexpectedly won over.
I have had several netbooks since the EEE 701 and found I didn't really do much content creation, it was essentially consumption. So for me, a tablet (I now have an iPad, having tried a 7inch Android one) works well, combined with a desktop for serious work.
I am finding the tablet is being used much more than my netbook ever was:
For work, giving presentations, note taking, and saving on printing out papers. I was at a meeting a couple of days ago which included nearly 1000 pieces of printed paper. Admittedly I do sometimes feel a bit of a prat when I whip my tablet out.
After work, my 3 year old uses it for educational games and bedtime reading. This is when touch is particularly useful.
Then my wife might use it for a bit of web browsing and on-line shopping or banking.
When its not being used by one of us it acts as a photo frame with much better viewing angles than a dedicated frame I had been using.
We also use it as a headrest movie player on long car trips.
Finally it's used for Skype calls to relatives around he world.
Whilst most of this could be achieved with a netbook, the point is it wasn't. So pound for pound it's probably a better investment than my netbook.
P.S. I do however miss faffing around with yet another Linux distribution on my netbook from time to time.