I'm amazed at how many people seem to think Apple has no plans to ever release a retina mini. And even more amazing is the fact they think it doesn't matter and people will still rush to buy it anyway. If Apple announces a mini tomorrow that has no retina and no touch id what would be the point? What would be the incentive to buy it, other than if Apple dropped the price.
It's one thing if Apple is having production or yield issues with retina displays, or if they haven't nailed acceptable batty life yet. But if Apple is purposely keeping retina off the mini for no technological reason then I would finally agree with those who say Cook has to go. Because at that point Apple would no longer be a product company but a bean counting profit margin company.
You need to take a deep breath and relax.