Some people don't understand that these devices are a depreciated commodity. Don't expect it to be worth much down the road.
On top of that tech is an ever changing product. 2 years the iPad 4 won't be the top machine as something better will have replaced it. But that doesn't mean it's going to be worthless. Look at the iPad 1 forum. There are still people using the iPad 1 today and aren't complaining about it.
You either go with the flow or don't simple as that.