I love the idea of the Raspberry Pi. But often I tend to just do the exercises on one of my several Linux systems. The creative ideas for projects of the many hands on projects in the community is a source of great inspiration. I have made a smart-TV, and reused an old telle for that purpose. Xbmc runs like a charm on it. Perhaps I'll use the smart-tv in the kitchen for todolists, recipe browsing and similar.