My POV, netbooks are REALLY usable. They are not a laptop/desktop replacement, they are more of like a companion and I believe this is why it's selling so well. Yeah, people have their Iphones, Palm Pre's, Blackberries, etc. but do you really want to surf the internet and even write emails on those little things?!?!
Trust me, once you have a netbook, any viewpoint you might have WILL change (speaking from experience!).
See you later guys!