"It does not in any way try to complete with the cheap and nasty no-brand tablets currently being shovelled onto an unsuspecting public by consumer electronics retailers who should know better"
This just shows that you are absolutely clueless. The advent vega or the viewsonic gtab both have their issues as the xoom does, but in the vega's case for £199 and a bit of faffing around you get a tablet that beats the xoom in benchmarks.
Your comments just show that you are all for form over function and you think that a high price = good quality. Just go buy an ipad and be done with it so you can join the rest of the no clue brigade.