I have been lurking while trying to decide between the new,new iPad and the mini. I have been slowly converting my friends since buying my first G5 iMac. I have been using the Touch for videos and music and a Nook for books. I couldn't justify the purchase of an iPad until my Nook died. The mini is cute and less expensive but it is just too small for my needs and I have been spoiled by the retina display on my Touch.