First thing I do with any tablet is increase the size of the UI elements using standard Windows WYSIWYG feature. With the close box, scroll bar, menu items task bar icons etc. all increased to a finger friendly size for my large finger, I find the Archos 9 easy to use via touchscreen. When booting, I also keep the smaller standard Windows keyboard available so I have my choice of the standard smaller keyboard with extra keys, or the large Archos keyboard.
I constantly hear about how hard it is to navigate with tablets particularly if flick scrolling is not available or slow. I suspect most reviewers forgot about the standard scroll bar navigation techniques that have been standard in many versions of Windows for years, heck they are standard in Pocket IE on my WM devices as well. If you quickly tap once in the scroll bar (which is much wider for your finger after you increase the size) below the thumb (aka scroll box, slider), the page advances one page down same as hitting a page down key on a physical keyboard. As expected, if you tap the scroll bar once above the thumb, you advance one page up. If you press and hold the scroll bar just below the upper arrow, you will quickly advance to the top of the page. If you press and hold your finger in the scroll bar just above the down arrow, you will quickly go to the bottom of the page. On a desktop, the same navigation techniques work with a mouse as well. These standard navigation techniques work in just about all applications, not just the browser.
Unfortunately, many tech reviewers are enamored with Apple, and Apple's way of doing things. When reviewing a non-Apple product, they usually dislike the different user interface, and do not take the time to discover just how good, and powerful the device is. This reviewer did not mention the included WYSIWYG feature for easily increasing UI elements, and obviously forgot about standard scroll bar navigation because he mentioned you had to constantly scroll to move the page rather than one quick tap to advance a full page down. I much prefer standard scroll bar navigation vs. flick scrolling, it is easier, more accurate, and takes less effort to scroll down, but of course, it probably will not impress the coffee shop crowd.
I do wish all tablets had a physical, or virtual page down key, but absent that, standard scroll bar navigation is a nice alternative when a dedicated page down button is not available. It would be nice if the Archos 9's memory could be upgraded to 2GB+, and the processor was faster, but as an earlier poster indicated, you see the specs before you buy. A Hulu power user is usually not going to buy a netbook processor. Maybe that will change when flash GPU acceleration is a reality, but not know.
I also wish the tech reviewers would stop salivating over everything Apple, and take the proper time to learn the features of the device they are reviewing, and how powerful / useful the device can be for users. In many cases they use Apple products personally so they know every in and out of the interface from their daily use. The UI on other devices seems strange to them because they use the Apple UI daily.