Sorry, I don't understand the sourpusses around here. As I said earlier in this thread, I fully expected not to buy an iPhone five, if at all, until after the end of the year. I ended up buying one day after it came out, and I'm very satisfied.
One thing to remember with the screen aspect ratio is that it now matches HDTVs. With video mirroring, all you need to bring with you now is your iPhone and Apple TV, presuming Wherever you are presenting already has a Widescreen television with an HDMI port. Moreover I presume people will eventually make airplay portable televisions that are about the size of tablets, that you could essentially take with you to use a sort of an external monitor for your phone. Or just stay at hotels with HDTVs in the rooms.
I also don't really get why people are frustrated over the docking issue. Between Bluetooth for audio and sync over Wi-Fi, The only thing you need the physical dock for is charging. Yes you'll have to buy a couple of new cords, personally I don't see the use of the adapter.
I just wish I could find a more elegant case right now.