Once the iPad finds iTunes, this welcome message comes up on iTunes (that is, on the desktop and not the iPad):
Let's Get Started:
1. Register Your iPad
2. Set up Your iTunes Store Account.
But you know I really just want to play.
But here we go: registering the iPad. Scanning the agreement quickly (does anyone actually read this?): looks like I can only have one iPad (?!?) and I need a youtube account (lots of youtube stuff here: why?).
Do I have an Apple ID? I don't think so. Click.
Fill in basic info (name/address, occ, age range). Write down the serial number, like I always do, on a sticky note destined to get lost within the week.
More agreements to read/agree to, re use of ITunes Store.
Oh, oops. Maybe I do have an Apple ID, since I do already shop at the iTunes Store.
Hmm. OK, when I filled in my Apple ID, it told me I already had an account, so hit Cancel and log in with my account. I hit cancel. Now I choose whether or not to "set up as a new iPad" or "restore from the backup of Kit's iPhone."
Did I mention that I really just want to play? This is taking too long.
OK, let's try "restore from the backup," even though this IS a new iPad. It tells me some of the setting aren't compatible with the iPad, which is fine by me, so I hit 'continue,' and on we go. Estimated time clicks up from 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 minutes and then back down to 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.... OK, I get it. It's going to take a little while to "restore iPad from backup."
Do your thing, iTunes.