If you went MAC daddy, maybe go for A MAC. I was always a MAC girl so when I tried the mini when it came out I found it to be too small.I did but then I returned/exchanged them for the MAC Daddy in Taupe which I use strictly for my ipad....
Generally, I prefer the MAC because I like to carry a fair amount with me. I had a MINI MAC but it was just too small for me to use daily, so I sold it.
Here is my MAC and what I am able to carry:
ETA: Forgot to mention, the MAC has interior organization while the mini does not, that was also significant for me.