Okay, I'm going to catalog my findings/experiences on this in the hopes that it helps others. Situation: I currently own a 10.5/512 that isn't even a year old. It works great, there are zero problems with it and it's a good friend. I cheated on the 10.5 by getting an 11" on launch day. 11" good vs. 10.5: "cooler", screen is bigger, pencil charges off to the side instead of the weird plugin model, it's specs are way better. 11" meh vs. 10.5: the pencil comes off in my bag no matter what. The 10.5 has a 12south magnetic case that attaches to the folio case -- it never comes off. The Smart Keyboard on the 10.5" folds away better and is more versatile. Verdict: the 11 isn't as big of an upgrade against the 10.5 to warrant it other than "it's newer." The leap isn't huge. So, 11 is going back. Now, as a further experiment, I'm putting the 10.5" up against the new 12.9". That's the real leap. It's a leap in size, it's a leap overall. So far, my impressions are that it's HUGE, but I felt that about my 8+ too when I got it and now it seems normal. I'm going to give it a few days and see where we are at. I could not get a keyboard for it as they were sold out, so I had to get the normal smart folio. I will use an external keyboard when/if I did it. 90% of my time with the iPad is using the pencil, even for notes. I'm so far slightly disappointed that my favorite note apps do not give me more space to write, they just make the page bigger. I'd rather more space, but that's just me. Where the 12.9" intrigues me is being able to have a book or PDF to one side and notes to the other and the experience is like having two iPad mini's side by side. That, so far, is a game changer. We will see how much I actually use it. On the 10.5 I've used it a touch, but the writing is a bit cramped. It's great for doing 70/30 with keeping things off to the side, though. So I'll keep this thread updated. I have 14 days to decide on this one, or it too goes back and I keep the 10.5 until the next generation. As long as I can read on it, take notes, and edit things, I'm good.