Originally Posted by afv011
I think you got your answer right there. If you know about technology, you'd stay clear of the mini.
Try this review from NBCNEWS:
The reviewer really, really values the iOS ecosystem and apps. Enough to rank the Mini above most every possible competitor available today. (He doesn't mention the NOOK HD+ or FireHD9 since they're not yet officially out, apparently.)
Is there a consistent complaint about the iPad Mini, one that holds up even in Apple's world of "we know better than you" design choices? Yes, it doesn't have a Retina screen. Then ask, what's the chance that Apple fixing this particular problem within 12 months? Answer: 100 percent.
So then the calculus is, how much happiness do I sacrifice by waiting a year for an iPad Mini? Is it worth it to buy a cheaper tablet and put the remaining $140 in the iPad Mini 2 fund? Do I even have the willpower to resist a shiny new Apple product?
WINNER: Non-existent future iPad Mini 2 with Retina display
He may be a fan, but he's a fan who is paid to know technology.
And he prefers a non-existent product to the iPad mini that does exist.
So, your thesis seems to hold up.
(BTW, I have repeatedly seem Macintosh Computers--from the very first--held up as "computers for those that don't want to know about computers". That one holds up, too.)