Are.... are you serious? I'm sorry, but speak with your wallet and don't buy it. Reviews were in the day before it came out, and if you are an "unwilling beta tester", then take the time to read reviews and see if you're willing to live with them.
And as for your "half baked" accusation, even with the few missing features, it still outclasses the first gen iPad by leaps and bounds. With the limitations, it's still neck and neck with the iPad2 and is set to surpass it pending these updates.