The iPad Mini is so damn tempting. The form factor seems absolutely perfect, but I continually resist purchasing it. Yes, I think it would be awesome if it had a retina screen, but that is not what is holding me back.
Developers seemed happy to hear that all of the iPad apps that were already out there would work on the iPad Mini by scaling everything down. The problem is that tap areas, interface elements and text start to get uncomfortably small. In some cases, elements are smaller than they are on an iPhone.
This scaled-down approach is what feels weird to me, but maybe it’s something I could get over once I used the iPad Mini for a while. I’ll find out once I’m unable to resist the nicer form factor.