First let me say that I LOVE the new iPad mini with retina display. I haven't seen it in action yet, but I'm so glad that Apple made an equally-specced (pretty much) iPad mini to the Air. Anyway, the trade-off in screen real estate for me isn't much of a problem, but I've become used to being able to type a lot on my iPad 3rd gen (aka "The New iPad" lol).
Is the iPad Mini keyboard as usable as the full sized iPad keyboard? I would seriously consider getting a Logitech folio or keyboard cover as a supplement to the mini – just for when I need a keyboard.
Keyboard cover: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Ultrathin-Keyboard-Cover-Mini/dp/B00BJVJV9A )
What do you think, Vergites?