Owning an iPad Air, I was surprised by three things this week: 1. How quick most reviewers were to conclude that despite the many upgrades (double the ram, almost double the processor speed, bonded screen, anti-glare, thinness, touch ID, etc) it didn't *justify* an upgrade for Air users. Anyone else, certainly, but not if you have last year's iPad. 2. The experience of holding the new air in the store for the first time. I knew within a matter of seconds that this was a major step forward for the iPad, probably the largest since the iPad 3 with retina and the Air itself. It wasn't simply a few small tweaks. It's a very different iPad. Not one that I could now ignore and go on using my older Air thinking this is just as good. 3. To much relief, but still surprise, a number of Air owners have posted here to say that they too thought this was a substantial upgrade and made the leap, spending another $500 or $600 (at least) despite having spent over $500 on an iPad only a year ago. In short, despite the seeming unanimity among reviewers, I'm surprised that so many Air users here agree that this is a worthwhile upgrade despite having paid so much so recently for another one. In other words, I'm not crazy. Or I'm not alone in sounding crazy. I think the disconnect for a lot of people, including reviewers, is that the first Air was so good and still is that it's hard reconcile this with the idea of spending so much money so soon. If you have an Air and bought an Air 2, how do you *justify* spending so much so soon? I know it's a much better iPad. But the Air is still a very good iPad as well. Is it pure indulgence?