When I bought the mini and used it for a few days and got accustomed to it, I have rarely touched the bigger iPad since. The whole point of a tablet, in my opinion, is that it should be be really comfortable in the hand, be palm-able, light, whereas the bigger iPad now feels quite clumsy. To be honest, for all my uses the bigger screen isn't necessary. The mini screen is a perfect size in many ways. Its not too big and its not too small (smartphone size) that using it regularly isn't burden. A smartphone is still highly useful out and about for checking emails, messages, sports scores on the go, etc but its small screen size does not lend itself for browsing or watching video for a length of time whilst the bigger iPad doesn't feel so good in the hand. At home, work or at a cafe the mini makes a much better companion. I really can see demand for the bigger iPad going down, especially considering the mini is a good deal cheaper, and affordable.