My mini was delivered today and waiting for me at home. I snagged the last 16gb version I saw last week in the outlet with a 15% off coupon.
I got a black one with XP home, 1gb ram, 16gb SSD
for $292 w/tax and shipping.
I plan to run by Fry's on the way home and pick up a 2gb ddr2 upgrade and a 16gb sd card. The 1gb will find its home in the wife's laptop.
I'll try it briefly with XP but ultimately plan on putting OS X on it. I've been wanting a mac to play with and will help fill out my home lab.
So far I think I've found all the info I need from all the great guides and FAQ's posted on the forum. Next on the list will be a case/pouch to protect my little mini.