I've had my iPad almost a week, and I've been trying and buying several apps to get a feel for what's possible on the device.
Usually the apps that are recommended or grab my attention and polished. The interface, the appearance, the transitions all are top class.
One app in particular though, has a clumsy, unpolished user interface. Yet I've been using that app often. It's the NY TImes Crosswords app. You see, I'm a crossword fanatic, living in a country where my mother tongue, English, is a foreign language. So I'm deprived of good crosswords I can do. I'm willing to the accept the raw user interface because I want what the app can offer me so badly. To some degree I guess they have a monopoly on NY Times crosswords.