Haha I bought my wife a Mini and loved the form factor. I even said that if it came out with Retina I would buy one instead of another full size iPad. However, after holding the Air I was sold on it. My reasons for an Air over a Mini: I do a lot of school work on it, the bigger screen helps when reading and writing papers. If I need to I can log in to my work PC with the iPad. Again, the bigger screen helps. I do not have any clothing or jackets with pockets big enough for the Mini. Therefore, I am not really losing any portability with the Air.