I am not thrilled. Other than the higher quality of the camera, i see more downsides than upsides compared to the two Ipad2s that I owned and an Ipad1 that doesn't really count. While I still had my Ipad2, my wife, who had had an Ipad2, was the first to get the NEW iPad. Comparing my 2 to her 3 i saw the retina screen difference and loved the camera. But now that i've been using my Ipad3 on a daily basis I'm not thrilled. I really don't see the retina screen making much of a difference at all on my eyes. The battery definitely needs more charging than my ipad2. Apps take up more space. Oddly, I have some crashes of apps that never happened before. and streaming online movies that never buffered before on my ipad2 constantly buffer on my ipad3. I bought the 16gb with verizon 4g that I haven't even set up yet because I rarely travel with the iPad. I wanted the 4g just for emergency purposes if there was a power failure etc. So bottom-line, the only thing thats keeping me from selling the ipad3 and buying an ipad2 is the camera. I use it a lot.