I'm kinda surprised/happy to see all the PSV love. It's been slow to warm up if I saw it any way, but good to see the warm reception here (I'm still waiting for that "one title" to make me fork over the cash). All this reminds me too: I gotta get into indie games more
It shouldn't be that much of a surprise. The hardware is amazing, it's the first PSP that did (almost) everything right. I love my PSP, but UMD's were a terrible idea. And then there's the Vita. Awesome hardware, sensible gamecards, a game library that's slowly starting to look like something and a digital store with a good chunk of the original PSP library in it. Throw in Plus and some great sales that could rival Steam's and there's a whole lot to love.
The Vita not a bad handheld, it's just not the right system for 95% of the gaming population.