Finally decided that I should get an iPad over an Android despite the flaws I see in using iTunes and lack of SD card. Overall, as a reader, the 4:3 screen is superior to the 16:9 screen. Plus, I like how the store separates iPhone and Pad apps.
Now, I'm on the fence between a 2 or "3." My question is how the non-optimized apps look on a Retina screen? Do they look as sharp as they would on an iPad 2 screen?