OK, now that I got that (previous post) out...
I am happy to see evidence for a long-overdue revision to the Mac Mini (last release in Aug '07). Several of the folks I work with have bought them over the last several years, and I will be able to recommend them more strongly once they get this makeover. The Mini is a good choice for a large group of folks who (a) are not overly technically focused, (b) don't need the higher-end, (c) prefer to keep/get/use their own monitor, keyboard, (d) are switching from Windows.
As well, I hope for solid improvements in the iMac - my personal favorite.
And, dear Apple, Please Keep Firewire!
Oh how we pine, ache, wish, implore for our dear favorite computer maker to make new models without disenfranchising their loyal customers.
I (and many folks I know and work with) have many Firewire devices that would be practically (or totally) useless if Apple drop FW from yet another Macintosh. (I have posted to Apple Feedback, and to an online petition. We can hope... <http://www.petitiononline.com/MB1394/petition.html
And lastly, to the comment about making the Mac mini ever so slightly larger so it could hold a 3.5" full-size HD - Yes! What would it take? perhaps .75 to 1" wider and longer? Go from 6.5" per side to 6.9 or 7" square. And for that meager increase in desktop space, it would vastly improve HD performance and capacity, plus cut Apple supply cost. (but, IMO, it won't happen -- they already have the form factor size 'fixed' in their heads, and in all the after-market add-ons ...)