I'm not really a tablet type person at all. Or I never used to be. I had the iphone 4, and upgraded to the 5 a few months back, so I'm used to the OS and find it easy and fuss-free. When I did decide to get a pad, just something to have around the house, to sit back on the sofa and chill, I knew it'd have to be an ipad. Decided on the mini, and have been very impressed with it so far. To begin with I was only using it casually, the odd blast of a game or just going on Facebook ... now I find I'm carrying it around the house with me, and not using the laptop nearly as much! It really is a neat little thing, and it doesn't bother me whatsoever that it doesn't have retina, no big deal, games and apps still look amazing.