I like ribbons. So much so that I may even like it in IE10 even if takes away valuable real estate. A well thought out UI tested ribbon is VERY nice to use.but somehow it is not upto par in Office 2007 where they originated (maybe early in UI cycle).
But I also want choice for other people.
You are focusing on geeky aspects of iPad (2).
If we focus on industrial design...
iPad 2 is 33% thinner than iPad so easier to carry and handle.
iPad 2 is also lighter than iPad, again easier to carry and handle.
Industrial design matters.