I missed out on Tales of the Abyss and Devil Survivor, so I'm happy for the time being... and the 3D will be a nice touch.
I hear more and more talk about smartphones affecting the market. I have had conversations where I say "if I taped this tracphone to my 3DS, I'd have the same product as your phone." The Vita with 3G is going to make that argument even easier, as the biggest setback with handhelds is the hotspot requirement. I've never bothered at McDonalds, because fuck man, I'm eating and my fingers are greasy, and I can just go home and use a real computer.
That, and I use the drive-thru almost exclusively. I spend as little time away from home as possible.
I bet Japan has wifi hotspots all over, though, and where I live in the USA, it's all farmland and cow poop smell. I don't think I quite understand who the wifi functionality is for, because while it is really nice to have gamefaqs open in my hands while my HDTV isn't on my PC channel, the scope of Spotpass seemed much greater than that. Something like "Free Zelda NES 3D Classics download through Spotpass at Best-Buy, today only" would get me off my ass and racking up play coins in no time.
God I am so pent up about the 3DS sucking right now.