What are your initial thoughts on the new 7.9" iPad Mini?

What do you think of it? Is non-retina good enough in this day and age? Will you be pre-ordering, waiting for reviews, or steering away from it altogether? What do you think about the slightly odd shape and lack of bezel at the sides?

And moreover - is it enough to stop the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire line in their tracks?

In my opinion, $329 is too much. As Ashley Esqueda mentioned, it would've been far more 'exciting' to end in a 99. Has the price tag put you off? Have Apple blown it with this price point, with it being over twice the price of the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Nexus 7?