The new, funnily-named Retina screen, is the only thing worth noting in the new iPad. I am not sure what version it is. Will the ipad in 2020 be called iPad 11 or what? I am digressing. Anyway, the new, improved HD-quality screen on the new iPad is useless unless you can find HD content to view on it - Netflix and most others don't stream HD video to tablets, and you will be stuck with older iPad apps looking pixelated and fuzzy on the new retina display.
Better options #1: Buy the discounted older versions of iPad now, if you still want a Tablet experience and Apple's brand cachet.
Better option #2: Get a Netbook for $200. It will have better features than iPad anytime.