I had the first-gen Mini and loved it. I didn't even mind the low-res screen too much because it was so light and easily handled and carried. Then the Air came out and I decided to try it. Bought it the first night it went on sale. Used without a case of any kind, it is surprisingly light, and the screen on mine is virtually perfect, with just a barely noticeable hint of the "book spine" effect, which I don't notice in use. But adding a case of any kind pushes it over that lightness threshold, in my opinion. There are things that are probably easier to do on the Air, such as reading magazines (which I do) and content creation (which I don't do very much because I have a Macbook Air and a Mac Pro for those jobs). I really, really wanted to make the Air my "keeper," but every time I have used it, in the back of my mind was the light and easy-handling Mini, now with a retina screen. Apple's holiday return window is slipping away, so I knew I needed to make a final decision soon - Keep the Air and forget the Mini (for now), or return the Air and get the Mini Retina. Today I decided. The Air is sitting here boxed up with an RMA# to be shipped back to Apple for a refund. (I don't live near an Apple Store.) I can get a 64 gb cellular Mini Retina for the same price as my 32gb cellular Air. I know what I'm giving up - great screen, ease of reading small text, and I know to some degree what I'm getting - lighter weight, easy handling, good for book reading (which I love). I know all about the color gamut issue, but it wasn't an issue on the old Mini so I doubt that it will be now. Just hope I get one with a nice screen without some of the yellowing and image retention issues mentioned here.