My desktop with xp sp3 never crashes as well! And in case of any problem, I can easily reinstall xp as I have already created a automated cd install with latest updates rolled in.
As promised, here is the review, Asus Eee PC 900HA review | Yogesh Sarkar's BlogRs. 18,589 with winxp sp3 and microsoft works + balkin laptop backpack. Cheapest 1000h comes with similar processor and ram, half the hdd space, 1 inch larger screen and slightly better webcam and costs 4.5k more, add to that its a few hundred gms heavier.
Will post the photographs and review soon.