Quite the opposite here. I love my Mini 2 as a go-everywhere device and my ipad pro with pencil as an armchair device. The 'regular' ipad seems like a crutch to me. Too big to fit into pockets, so it is not really mobile if I still need to carry a bag for it. And for sitting down, the pro is perfect size. I don't think I will ever buy the 9.7" for myself. I would appreciate, however, if Apple made the pencil useful on all tablet sizes. Have I ever started hating the stylus on my mini (and no, I am not going back to finger painting!) ...I don't know about that. I have a feeling that the 9.7" will continue to be the iPad flagship. It's the happy medium between the Mini and Pro for most people.