I, for one, was one that bought the original mini, 1 minute after launch and have had it glued to my hand or back pocket since. It is a worthy device at 16gb and data. I received my iPad Mini retina 4 days ago. Yes it is faster, yes the screen is sharper, but the photo's I take with the iphone 5 do not do the screen justice. Web pages have images with a resolution designed for the average computer... and they are not that sharp and my use with Maps as a gps device doesn't need a lot of resolution either. I read books. The text is fine on both devices. What am I saying? Well, I saved up a bunch of cash to buy as 32gb data rMini and I am very glad that i have the device, but the 'fractions of a second' (or is it over a second) that I save in load time.. was it worth 700 bucks.... more with Apple care? I'm not a blogger or this would certainly be a topic. I really should send back this new device and keep my original love. But no, I'll keep the hot technology and try to trade my year old Mini for a full size iPad. (maybe I will get a 4 to have at home) In the pit of my stomach, I'm feeling that I've done a non thrifty thing, a thing that i didn't really need to do. A thing that I may be sorry for. Aw, what the hell, I needed the extra storage anyway.