I had the chance to test the DJI Mini and was very impressed by how it handles and how intuitive the controller felt.
I have flown the DJI phantom 3 in the past and this was my introduction to the DJI Mini Drone Series.
I currently use the DJI Mini 2 and, although I do enjoy how the Phantom 3 handles, I really like how fast you can get on the air with it.
When using the Phantom 3, it would take me about 5 minutes to pull the drone out of the case and screw the propellers on.
I can honestly say the DJI Mini would be a pretty good first drone and introduction to the world of drones, even if you have no experience flying at all.