What if the $329 7.9" Mini came first? Would you be dreaming of a bigger model still? Would a $499 starting point for a 9.7" Retina feel too expensive? Ever since the iPads introduction in 2010 we've been told that 9.7" is the perfect screen size and many out here have preached that as gospel. But now that we've gotten a chance to use the iPad Mini in the real world then i'm curious if anyones opinions have changed. I'm not putting down the 9.7" iPad at all because I still like it, but if we were all trained to use 7" tablets from the start then I wonder if any of us would be as eager to invest in a bigger and more powerful one or if we'd dismiss it as a "pro model" that isn't meant for us.