I make no apologies about my mini, I dont even feel bad that its the only rifle I don't keep in a case. I don't read it bedtime stories. I don't hang trinkets on it.
Well I do regret shooting it next to the rear window of the pickup truck... it was loud and the brass bouncing off of the glass really stung.
It's a good semi auto rifle with a classic military appearance, it really boils down to personal preference, but it is really dissimilar to the AR. They can accomplish pretty much the same function.