Over the last couple years I have found replacements for my minis - Intel NUC, Apple TV, nMP. So other than nostalgia, loyalty, or curiosity I don't see a reason to get a new mini if/when one comes out. Many others have also moved on so I wonder what Apple could provide in a new mini that would bring back customers. An up-to-date machine will make most here happy but won't bring back the lost base. Apple would need something special and without that they might as well give up.