Well after much debate between Jekyll and Hyde the common sense part of my brain managed to win, and decided to return my iPad Mini for a refund today.
We already have 2 iPads, and although I admire the mini and like it's lightness, it's smaller size also means web pages are nowhere near as clear as my iPad3, IOW you can't have it both ways...as smaller screens obviously means smaller text etc.
I think it's a great device for people who travel a lot, but for someone retired and almost 70yrs of age means our iPads are used mainly in the home, and as much as I like my gadgets I can't justify having both iPads. It's just a little too small for me as on some web sites I feel I need to zoom in a little to view it clearly, and I start to miss the superb clarity of the larger iPads screen. So for me personally its worth sacrificing the superb lightness and compact size of the mini to be able to view web pages all day if I wish, and not get eyestrain. Plus I can obviously only use 1 at a time, so one of them will likely end up gathering dust.
I've put the fire out in my pocket as they say...lol. I've tried one for a couple days... so now I won't be forever yearning to get one...lol until next time that is..