For me, the upgrade from Ipad One 64 GB wifi to Ipad 3 64 GB 3G was a big one. I push the Ipad and the One just couldn't handle it so I ended up doing soft resets several times a day after crashed and even had apps I couldn't use on Ipad 1. I agree if I had Ipad two I would probably have skipped this generation but I didn't and really really needed an upgrade. I'm very happy I got the better resolution too as I'm a photographer and quite truthfully don't know how anyone would miss the difference---and in text too.
Let me get this straight. Apple suckered buyers into buying an iPad (3rd Gen) because they offered the best display for any tablet ever made to date, a quad-core GPU to power it for any 3D application you can imagine and a proper LTE radio. All of this while keeping the price the same as the last generation and not affect the battery life enough to worry about?
Who are you trying to convince here? Yourself that the iPad 3 isn't worth it because you can't afford it?
Your argument doesn't fly with the number of units already sold and still being ordered. The iPad (3rd Gen) is selling on its merit of offering solid value for its capabilities.
BTW, anyone that says the iPad 2 screen is comparable to the iPad (3rd Gen) is one of three types of person.
2) Needs glasses.
3) Legally blind.
Because the screen are night and day difference even at 4 feet from anyone that has 20/20 vision.