I have a Mini-14, love it. Its a tack-driver. When you pull the trigger, it goes bang.
I also have a Spikes Tactical and the good old Colt semi-automatic.
All are very fine weapons.
The thing I like about the Mini is that its not one of those eee'ville looking 'AR' semi-automatics.
In the event of a SHTF scenario, it is less likely to catch the eyes of any LEOs.
You did well with the purchase of your Mini-14.