Just because they release a new one every year doesn't mean I have to buy it. Duh.+Davy Jones
The main difference is the addition of cameras (not great ones, but nevertheless) which enables facetime. I never had the first iPad, likely wont ever have a 3, but when this one actually needs to be replaced, I will likely get whatever version is out at the time.
not because I am a fanboy (and in fact I only recently bought my first apple products) but because it works. It replaces several other devices I used to have to juggle (camera, email, word processor, GPSr, internet to name a few). It is annoying that apple is not as free and open as other platforms, but the gatekeeper works both ways--keeps me from doing some things I could do on my PC, but generally keeps marginal developers from selling me some half-assed BS that barely works, if at all. And I couldn't choose from 50 different processors, which turns out to be pretty nice, because I didn't have to research 50 different processors.+Camille Shim-Marinos
Apple pays attention to design, which cost them money, so you have to pay for it. Why should I buy a Mercedes if a Honda Civic gets me where I want to go? Because it is more pleasurable to drive and ride in. If you're happy in a Metro, more power to you.