How is the Surface RT as a tablet?

I was thinking of picking up the Surface for myself for Christmas, but I won't be using it very much for productivity reasons. It will mainly be a recreational device for reading e-books, magazines, playing games, watching videos and surfing the web. I was wondering how it holds up as a tablet rather than as a laptop/tablet hybrid. Also, how's the app selection. I realize that the device is new and app selection was scarce the first months, but how is it now?