First off, as an iPhone 5 owner then let me say that I feel this whole "scuffgate" thing is a bit overblown. But it does point out a major issue for those of us begging for a black iPad. A large sheet of coated aluminum will not remain scratch-free forever. So with that in mind, do you still want a Black iPad Option? Personally, I feel that black coated aluminum is stunningly amazing and I'd definitely get this color for the Mini or next iPad regardless of it being a scratch magnet..