I was surprised to discover that I didn't actually like the retina display that much-- at least not when used to render "realistic" video game graphics-- and the reason is the same reason I don't like the "Soap Opera Effect" setting on hi-def TVs (and am very bearish on the high refresh rate being touted as a feature in the upcoming Hobbit film). I just don't like things looking like video. Yes, it's "crisp" and "clear" but it's also ugly and makes everything look cheap. The grainier resolution of film images creates a more pleasing aesthetic look, like watching a moving painting.
Still, the new iPad is definitely faster than the previous one and the particular model I bought has more hard drive capacity, so that'll be handy. But I gotta say, I'll miss the original iPad. It's sorta like your first car. :) Getting my iPad was a big event. Getting "a new iPad" is just a swap-up.
In other technology news, I've been trying to get all of my many URLs under one roof in terms of DNS providers and hosting; this seems to be mostly resolved except for gneech.com, which is still randomly screwed up for some reason. So there will be much calling and poking of providers later. Tonight I also have to do that AC registration that I tried to do yesterday but couldn't without my PA tax paperwork. :P I would do it today, except I forgot the PA tax paperwork again this morning, because mornings are crap. -.-
Finally, in not-technology news, a new comic project (that might actually be a paying gig) materialized at me yesterday. Not sure how I feel about it yet, but I am at least intrigued by it. I don't want to go into details just yet because it's all in the "preliminary negotiations" stage right now; but it's a collaborative effort with another creator I've worked with before. It could be quite cool. :) OTOH, it would require a level of commitment that I don't know I can give it with my life in its current state, and I wouldn't want my ego to write checks my body can't cash. ;)
We'll see. :)