The new iPad is removed from Apple website. Clear to see that Apple like to sale its latest iPad modes: iPad mini and iPad with Retina display to more people than the last generation.
Which one should you choose? iPad 2, iPad mini or iPad with Retina display?
In my opinion, it depends on what you need: how long do you need to use with iPad, what you do with iPad.
To have fun, playing games, surfing website pages, then iPad 2 is good enough for you and the price is very reasonable compared with other two ipad modes.
To edit video and images or your business tablet, you may need a faster and better resolution iPad, iPad with Retinal display should be your choice.
iPad mini will be the best tablet to your female friends or families as it is so convenient to be held with one hand and it is with a slim shape.