and having the 1st gen IPP 12.9, I think I'm now one of those that can't go without the larger screen size of the 12.9. I had initially thought the difference in size between 9.7 and 10.5 IPP was so noticeable and that the 10.5 would be a good middle ground between 9.7 and the 12.9. I think the 10.5 is still in the small side for me. I have now been used to the 12.9 screen. I love using it for video viewing, surfing the web, and mult-tasking is nice with two almost same size of a 9.7 ipad screen. The 10.5 is not considerably lighter than the 12.9. The only time the 12.9 feels heavier is if you hold it in landscape mode for some time. When Im on the toilet, I don't use the 12.9 in that orientation when viewing content. I hold it up portrait orientation and the weight doesn't bother me. This orientation is still enough screen for most people I say. It's the equivalent of having a regular ipad in landscape mode but another screen right below. The Apple pencil performance on the 10.5 is nice but to me, it is not head and shoulders above the performance on the 1st gen 12.9. In closing, I think I'll be keeping my 12.9 or I may get the newer 12.9. I bet the promotion screen and true is really nice at this screen size. Anyone else feel this way after trying out the 10.5?