Just upgraded from my original iPad to the new one yesterday. Don't get me wrong, I loved my old one but when it came to browsing the Internet and things like that I still preferred to do it on my Mac. It was just a bit too laggy for my taste and didn't seem practical. I mainly used it for e-textbooks and note taking in class. With this new one, because its so much faster I actually feel encouraged to pick it up and use it much more often. I didn't think the dictation feature would be as useful as it is, i like to be able to dictate a phrase instead of having to type it into the google search bar when I'm browsing the web. It's something the iPad can do that a computer can't without third party software. With every new iPad release I feel like they are coming closer and closer to replacing laptops for basic uses. I was debating whether to upgrade or not since I didn't use my old one very often, but I definitely don't regret this upgrade because it just feels so much more functional.