Typing this on an iPad Pro 12.9 With an external apple keyboard so guess I must like using it.
Honest opinion… For certain things, I prefer it, for writing and research it is very good, and of course consuming content, however…
For coding it is near useless. I can not compile even SCSS on it and the available text editors for coding are very very basic compared to a Mac.
The OS is nowhere near as capable as a Mac, apart from the above code things, everyday utilities like KBMaestro, LaunchBar etc make using a Mac far quicker, and therefore me more productive, and yes I know “shortcuts” can automate… A mac is simply more powerful, and for me indispensable.
It feels as if the iPad is at the beginning, it has certainly brought the “fun” back to computing, creating workflow puzzles that need to be solved via third party apps and automation, much like the early PC days, and I see some very clever solutions sometimes, however they sort of feel like they are held together with string and glue and created as proof of concept or ability rather than solid solutions.
Am I celebrating the last ten years, sort of, I am far more though looking forward to the next ten when I hope the OS grows into the device (which is far more powerful than the OS), and makes it a real alternative rather than the unequal partner it is now.