I suppose it also depends on what game types you play. In CTF, most of the mines are floating around the enemy flag, and sometimes frustrating you around your own flag when you're trying to score, and in Dog Pile they're usually in the middle of the map where people are more likely to fly and thus run into them. I mostly play CTF, so I only have to worry about mines when, 1.) I'm going to pick up their flag or sometimes when I score at my base, or 2.) when I'm flying behind someone who has the flag and is trying to mine me off his tail. I've learned to deal with the first one. The second, not so much.
11.9.2009 - 1000th achievement: Roadie, Brutal Legend
6.29.2010 - 2000th achievement: A Friend in Need, Tekken 6
2.18.2011 - 3000th achievement: Afraid of the Dark, Gears of War 2
4.29.2012 - 4000th achievement: Settlement Savior, Iron Brigade
You game for your reason, and I'll game for mine.