I was trying to think of how to reply and the first thing that came into my mind was...
"you get what you pay for"
If the Touch Book was as easy to use as an iPad more people would buy the cheaper Touch Book
If more money was spent making the Touch Book easier to use (either by AI or a professional 3rd party wanting to on-sell the Touch Book) it would cost more to the end user.
If community time is the only thing spent making the Touch Book easier to use it will take a long time. ARM netbooks, as we know them today, are still very young.
You could buy an Atom based tablet (essentially the same technology we have been developing operating systems on for decades) and run ubuntu netbook remix and have something relatively bullet-proof (and not windows/apple)... something I am seriously considering
However this would cost more than a Touch Book (maybe not as much as an iPad).