I have found my usage patterns for iPad 3 are actually quite different from the early gen iPads. 1. A whole lot more reading. I had not problem reading on the iPad 2. It was as good as anything else but iPad 3 makes me want to read on its screen. It's on par with paper, once your eyes adjust to it theres no going back. Rather than just a thing you do its a thing you end up enjoying. 2. New Apps mean more iPad less PC. I had a lot of problems with the limitations in the early iPad 2 period. Over time I think I have found a work around for practically all problems. iCloud, dropbox, iPhoto and a couple of other stuff. Uploading, file manager and flash website use has been worked around. 3. Camera. I actually find myself using this feature as opposed not at all with the iPad 2. If im out and about its so easy to take a snap of an item and its crystal clear. I saw some items in a store and a decent price, snapped a shot and messaged it across to a buddy. In another instance, my PC had some problems. Rather than take the whole device to the store,I just snapped some key images, all the specs for any replacement part were easily worked out. At one point i zoomed into a part number and eveything was easily figured out. So easy and useful. 4. More iPad buddies. So many more of my friends now have an iPad so sharing messages, images, recommending apps and just keeping in touch is so much easier. Before I had to waste time on nonsense like facebook, now I use the messenger service so much more. 5. Voice dictation. Once you get the hang of this, its very useful for long or quick emails. It beats using the on screen keyboard for long periods. 6. The iPad is pretty much my primary computer right now. Its always being carried with me has tied to 3G 24/7. Apps like Logmein mean that my laptop will probably just stay at home as a server and my iPad will act as a permanent client. I can access all my home drives, Office and the PC as if Im there. Its not perfect yet but were getting there. A lot of these functions could still be done with the iPad 2 so its as much as an improvement in software as hardware.