My 1st Apple product ever! haha
I am very familiar with iPad 2, since my mum owns it.
You dont need this new iPad,in my opinion,if you are not a photographer. iPad 2 is more than enough for you,plus,it is cheaper and lighter.
The reason is,the Retina display.
Eventhough it is very impressive, you can’t tell the different is you don’t put the new and the iPad 2, side by side.
But if you are a photographer,this 1 is perfect for you.