I've had my Mac mini for nearly 6 months now and still like it a lot and recommend it to Windows/Linux users who want to try Mac OS/X.
Mac Mini Eye for the Linux-Windows Guy
The 17" LCD I bought has both VGA and DVI inputs. So, it works great with the mini (no adapter needed).
My recommendation for a bundle is that Apple resell those speakers I bought in Japan with the mini. See figure 10 in my article at:
Japan Primer for the Mac Techno-Tourist
The recent spec upgrade (while keeping the price the same) really helps make a case for the mini to "switchers" or "try-ers" (IMHO :-).