Got myself one of these little marvels a couple of weeks ago. I bought a "Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit" from amazon.fr for 66 €, including enclosure, charger, HDMI cable, wifi adapter and SD card with the NOOBS system on it.
Once setup, you can easily access and control this little computer from another one through SSH, so I decided not to get a display nor keyboard. Just for the initial setup, however, I connected it to a TV with the HDMI cable and borrowed a USB keyboard. After that, it stays connected by ethernet cable directly to the Livebox, and is accessible from all computers on home network.
After some trial and error days, I had to reinstall the system. I concluded that it was easier to directly download a Raspbian image and redo the SD card, instead of reinstating the backup image of the SD card I had made. Indeed it was; no initial offline setup needed; with Raspbian booted, SSH was running by default and I could connect and login from my Macbook Pro. SSH is command line access thorugh the Terminal. Of course, you can have "normal" desktop access also, if you want: I installed the tightVNCserver package and have a program called Chicken on my Mac.
Earlier I had upgraded my Macbook Pro with a SSD disk, so the old 320GB hard disk was available. Got an USB enclosure for 15 € and an USB hub (4 ports) with its own power for 20 € (there is now enough power from the USB ports of Raspberry to power disks).
So the Raspberry is now my NAS server. I can easily add additional disks to the hub, if needed. Maybe I will move the 2 external disks of the iMac and Macbook Pro, used mainly for Time Machine backups, to the RasPi and access them over the home LAN.
After this basic setup, I installed a software called Unbound, and we now have our own, fast DNS server! Not dependent on Orange (who may censor your destinations) nor Google who records IP addresses and destinations.
Yesterday I finalized the setup as a torrent client. I only need to drop the .torrent file to a specific directory and RasPi starts downloading automatically, the latest Ubuntu .iso image file for example.
In summary, for 100 € I now have a NAS server + DNS server + torrent client, and plenty of room for further development. And a lot of new Linux knowledge.
Further development could be to use it as VPN client/gateway for all outbound internet traffic, web server with personal blog, ... All of these are low CPU tasks, so very suitable for the little Raspberry.