I had a love and hate relationship with my iPad 3 but I figured I hate more things than I love from it Love - retina - battery Hate - heavy - bulky - uncomfortable - long charging time - laggy (pretty often) I read it was because it had to power the high resolution retina display My dream since I seen the first iPad was a smaller iPad. Lighter. It has now become true. So when people say it is stupid to go from iPad 3 to the mini I think not. Because this depends a lot on what experience the buyer is looking for. I know I'm not the only one doing this. If anyone is wondering I sold my 16GB wifi only (white) on Craigslist for a good $400 today (oct 24) My iPad mini will be with me everywhere. My iPhone 5 will get less love now. It will be more of a phone now (just for phone calls) and the iPad mini for everything else, coming with me everywhere. Something I could just not do at all with my old bulky heavy FAT iPad 3. Ugh how much I hated you iPad 3.