Ok so heres my story. Once Apple announced both the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display, I thought I wanted the new mini. I instantly sold the original mini in anticipation of getting the new one. Like most people, I loved the form factor but hated the screen resolution. So selling my old mini and using that cash to upgrade to the new one was a no brainer. Then I started reading impressions of the Air. Thinner, lighter....you know the story. I thought for sure if I bought an Air, I would no longer want a mini. I always thought that using a full sized iPad in public with its big screen was a bit overkill, but once I got into the Apple Store to by the Air I was sold. I picked up a 32GB LTE Verizon model and went home. Now let me add this in there, I also have a 64GB WiFi 4th Gen. Once I got home, I started having buyers remorse. As I started testing out different type of scenarios where I would normally be using a mini, I started to get dissapointed. The iPad Air is thinner and lighter but it's still a full sized tablet. If you like the form factor and portability of the mini, then get the mini. The iPad Air is not the tablet for you if by all means you plan on getting it and thinking that you will replace your mini with it. If you NEED a larger screen iPad then get the Air. For me, i'm retuning my Air. But i'll be exchanging it for a 16GB WiFi version. I realized that my 4th Gen 64GB is overkill for what I use it for at home, so luckily once I sell it the price to upgrade wont even be that much. I'll also be getting the new mini as well, as I honestly think its the best tablet for "on-the-go" use. You simply can't beat it.