mattwnz:  I have managed to almost totally eliminate the laggyness of ios8 on my ipad 2 after a bit of tweaking. It should pretty much run most ios apps

Care to share? My 16yo daughters iPad 2 slowed, I turned off parallax (Reduce Motion to ON) I recall now Predictive to off helps, I must try that.

The only thing I disabled was the background app refresh in the general settings. You can do it for the few apps that cause the problem , or all of them. It pretty much solved the problem entirely. Now with ios8.1.1 I have a usable ipad 2 again. I don't think there is too much benefit having background app refresh on anyway, I haven't missed it.

Cool, have that off on my 5S, no real need mostly. Will double check that on the iPad2