I have an iPad mini on pre-order and yes, pricing is sticking in my craw a bit. One thing that I'm confused about is the display between the two tablets. The Nexus 7 has a higher DPI and resolution but is smaller physically. Now during the keynote we saw that the iPad mini was able to display 35% more content then the Nexus (in portrait mode), while the Nexus display is smaller, the resolution is higher so I'm confused over this - I'd thought it would be about the same or better or am I over thinking the matter. Since the iPad mini is prepping for shipping I have to wait until I have it on hand to determine if its worth the price. I'm interested in a smaller tablet the the iPad for reading, notes, surfing and emailing. I like that the mini has both iBooks and kindle since I have books in both. I don't think I'm bothered by the fact that the screen is not HD and I think the text on the iPad mini may be a bit larger given the larger size and resolution which my 47 year old eyes will be happy about.