Got my mini just now after a delivery screw up that delayed gratification for a few hours. I own the original iPad and a retina iPhone and tons of other technology that has displays of various resolutions. When a retina comes out, I will happily give this one to my 10 year old and upgrade, but overall I am really loving it. Biggest surprise was that I saw some reviewers say in portrait mode, it was just the right size for thumb typing, so I tried that straight away (as that was a concern for this form factor) and my hands weren't big enough to make that comfortable. Second biggest surprise? In landscape, I can type as well as on my full sized iPad. I think that might not work as well for someone who isn't already and iPad user, but I was shocked at how easy it was the live with a downsized keyboard.