"I just want to be on the winning side."
Then you should already own an Ipad3 with retina display
if "winning"is your primary objective in buying consumer tech.
I just want to do the things i need to do with my tech.
I am too busy to be concerned about bragging rights from being on some perceived "winning bandwagon"
My personal self esteem is quite secure with out such banality
but to each their own.