Originally Posted by pl001
I think why people get so worked up is that they simply don't understand Apple's target market. They do make good devices. The Mini is overpriced given it's specs, there's little doubt about that, but that doesn't necessarily make it bad. The total experience, from all accounts anyway, seems to be quite good.
I imagine a lot of people predicting the Mini's complete failure were also those who derided the iPad as just a big iPod Touch that noone would ever want to buy. Apple sold 100 million of them.