Boy does this thing take a long time to charge from 10%! I have only charged it a few times as I really don't use it that much, but it takes at least 4-5 hours to charge. And with the battery only lasting about 10 hours (if you don't do anything much on it) that seems and exceptionally long time. Again looking around the web this seems to be normal, and people just accept it.
So not only do they give you a very short cable, you also have to wait five hours for it to fully charge.
Mine also gets really really hot while charging. This doesn't seem to effect everyones iPad, which is odd. And reading some forums they say this could be a battery issue. Which could suck as this is only a few weeks old.