Thank you TechnoGuy for your input. Why do you believe the form factor of the Mini is dead?
The smaller size of the Mini inherently comes with limitations when compared to the 2,2+,3, etc... I am using the Minis for trivial operations that a larger (Netduino 2, 2+,3) board will just be physically in the way, as the clearance is not much bigger than the Mini. The best analogy I can come up with at the moment is having a Michelin 3 star restaurant making a PBJ (i'll leave the 5 stars for the desktops)... it would probably be the best PBJ ever but the price and overhead is just a tad too much, plus the kitchen is too big to fit in,... say a picnic basket?! I hope this helps clarify my reason for the OP.