Is quite amazingly thing and light. So much more portable feeling. If I didn't have a big iPad with LTE already, I'd probably return and upgrade the mini. But as often as we're really out-and-about without WiFi; the big iPad 3, or the iPhone, can do the WiFi hotspot sharing.
I wonder if this had been the first iPad, and now there was a larger, thicker, heaver 9.7 inch model being released, how the response would have been.