In the end, the Lenovo S10-2 is a very passable netbook that works well; it's just boring. It works, has good battery life and is relatively attractive. But despite those things, it utterly failed to move me at all.
You can think of it like this; if you have a new Hyundai and a new Lamborghini sitting side by side, both will get you where you want to go and work well doing it. One of the cars is just way more sexy and desirable. The S10-2 is the Hyundai, completely workable but lacking that special something that makes me want to own one.