There is a hype about this thing and probably there is a bunch of users with unrealistic expectations (at least here in Central Europe – I have find many offers of second hand Pis on local auctions server).
So I got one. With a Debian port (called Rapsbian) it is very good for connecting of my Ben NanoNote to the Internet, for sharing of USB sticks with computers without USB ports and it can also run software which I can’t or don’t want to install on other machines (the Octave or the OpenSCAD, for example). It is powerful enough for that so I am happy and satisfied user 😉
There are also other uses for the Pi which I may explore in future, of course.