I owned an original iPad and switched to an iPad 3 on the launch day. Couldn't be happier. When I saw the announcement of the Mini I was like "seriously? lol", and kept thinking that way even after going to the store to check it out. BUT. My girlfriend got herself one two weeks ago. Hadn't really got a chance to use it since these last 3 days, which I've been using 24/7. It's amazing. So incredible. I LOVE IT. Being able to hold it with just one hand for no matter how long and in any position is great. I had though about getting a Mini when this iPad 3 felt slow and/or old, but now I'm positive. I'm definitely getting a Mini. I might not even wait until this current iPad 3 feels outdated. It's a 64GB model so I could sell it and not even have to put 1 from my pocket to get the Mini. As a huge disadvantage, the screen. I'll do it as soon as it gets a retina display. Yes, one might think it's not a big deal but after using the iPad 3 for one year and more than that with an iPhone 4S That not retina screen looks blurry. Period.