I was just in an Apple store and looked at the iPad Mini again...and the size and particularly the weight difference between the Mini and the reg. iPad is amazing.
I know the iPad has more screen real estate than the mini, but the weight difference is wonderful. Mini for me...I hope then don't have to make it heavier or thicker just to have a Retina display. It that were the case, I would prefer no Retina.
Yes that's why I'm hoping (expecting) the next full size iPad goes the mini design form, a definite possibility if it were to utilize the IGZO screen tech with it's lower power requirements.