I got caught in a nasty traffic jam tonight just a few miles from home.
There was a road that I've never been down - windy country lanes, right general direction...
I grin and whip out my N900 and give it to my wife to navigate us - just the ticket?
An hour later we've been lost several times, argued and are generally very annoyed and unhappy. My wife thinks that *I* think she's stupid 'cos she can't use a map application. She hates that. I hate that.
The maps UI sucks. It is unusable to a novice. The GPS seems to update randomly every 10 mins or so. It blocks the screen with messages. It tries to connect to GPRS when there's no signal (and clearly no need). Mostly it just completely fails to meet its purpose.
As we hit a road we recognised I realised that I was so pissed off with this experience that if I were a consumer who'd paid retail for this device I would want my money back - and as someone who has breathed Maemo for almost a year now, that makes me very, very sad.