Unfortunately, I have since experienced several set backs & disappointments. Apps are currently necessary & will continue to be for many people, at least until websites are optimized for touch screen devices & tablets.
I also have experienced great disappointment with several RT devices, including the Surface & the Vivo I mentioned in my previous post. Currently, I have found that all RT devices are lacking. You either must sacrifice hardware components & sensors, build quality or software on any manufacturers RT device. The Surface for instance does not have GPS. The Vivo Tab was shoddily constructed & is prone to damage. Lack of an LED flash is also a pain for me as I frequently capture documents & detailed engineering drawings & I am not always in the brightest of rooms. I think it is silly to have a camera & not include a flash.
While I like the idea of Windows RT, in practice it was flawed. Adding outlook is a nice start, but it is too little, too late, as far as I am concerned. While I understand perfectly how early devices had app compatibility issues, that is really a thing of the past. Whether Tegra, Omap, Exynos, etc. they all run the same apk. Even Samsung's newest tabllets with Intel chips. Windows strongest asset was desktop software, business applications. Yet they chose to cripple themselves for some silly reason, even in regards to their own beloved titles such as Outlook. Without the ability to run those titles, it is not a low power laptop, it is just another tablet & there are already enough mediocre devices on the market. Maybe it will improve with time, this was a first generation device after all, but again, it may be too late for many people who now have a bad taste in their mouth from the first iteration.
While I am glad you love it & it works for you, we are all diverse & technology to me is nothing more or less than a productivity tool. If it doesn't allow me to do more work faster, then it is just another in a line of filler device, created more to keep ads in your face & revenues up than to enhance productivity.