I'm Brian. I work in operations, with a global security software firm, and I live near Portland, OR, USA. I don't have much programming or dev experience or anything, but I'm very interested in the R-Pi platform from a hardware perspective, as I've been around computers all my life, from the old TRS-80 that I used to program to scroll dirty words on my TV as a kid, to the quad-core system I built that's humming softly along underneath my desk right now.
Aside from being an inveterate tinkerer of PC's, I'm fascinated by inexpensive, small form-factor, low power systems, and their potential to enhance daily life. And this is just thinking strictly from a "first-world-problems" perspective, like home automation, networking, or putting a PC in an acoustic guitar just because I can - the potential impact a project like R-Pi can have in developing nations is simply staggering. Imagine if, for less than the cost of a school uniform, you could provide children in economically deprived areas the ability to become technologically literate.
Think about the impact social media had on Arab Spring, and multiply it by a hundredfold - this could very well be a game-changer.
So I'll definitely be getting one or a few when they go to production, using them to build print servers, XBMC systems, and the like, if only to do my part to help R-Pi along to a brighter future.