My brother in law is getting one for each of his teenage girls who spend most of their time hogging the desktop or the living room Shuttle using IM, Skype, Facebook and Myspace. Im not going to mention how much those girls spend on clothes but quite a few of their friends have them.
My wife held off buying the Acer One mini ($370) liker her other sister did two weeks ago (she loves it and the Linpus Lite software is so easy, I held back installing the Ubuntu Netbook Remix and left it as is) because she likes her work issued Dell XPS and wanted to stick with something that she had a good experience with.
Since her best friend received the original EEE last year about a dozen of her friends and coworkers have brought one. She always feels uncomfortable opening up her expensive laptop in a coffee shop, whether a snatch and run or spilled coffee, she likes the size factor especially in the caf