The RAM upgrade isn't that hard. It looks bad, but if you're reasonably used to working on computers it's not a big deal. OSX runs great on the 10v. NetbookBootMaker/NetbookInstaller include a driver for the touchpad that fixes the problems with it, IMO. I find it works rather well overall. For drag and drop, I usually do the tap-drag thing, but holding the button down and dragging works fine as well.
With the new driver, I find the 10v touchpad about as good as any other touchpad. And there's the low-tech put tape on the corners to make it less sensitive on the button areas if the driver doesn't do enough for you. It can even be made to look quite nice.