I got this at launch and really wasn't let down, but keep in mind I had a rickety old 3DS from just after launch in 2010 (happy 5th birthday 3DS), The bigger screen actually makes the graphics significantly more smooth, the face-tracking 3D enables you to play at up to a 45 degree angle from the camera (90 degree total range) and I think it has adaption for distance too. The C stick is awesome, extremely smooth and sensitive, it's comparable to the old purple dots you could use as computer mice on laptops, in a way. It works well with Smash, although at least once Smash stopped recognizing my 3DS as a New 3DS and I had to reboot the software. It didn't affect anything though. The only problem with it on Smash is it's somewhat tricky to charge smash attacks with, so if you're going for a fully charged smash, the C-Stick probably isn't the best option. I've had the game pop out a couple times when I dropped the console a certain way by accident, but that happened on the old one, so it's no huge deal. Getting used to the new start/select button placement has been a challenge, but it's much less likely to get hit by accident. Having ZL/ZR as mappable buttons in Smash is also a godsend, as with my inhumanly long fingers it is much more comfortable to use those. Mobile NFC/Amiibo support is fantastic and the sound is even better than the 3DS which was already astonishing to me. I've been known to leave it on Smash's music list and just listen while i do stuff. I'm doing that now, in fact.