I have a DS lite and I love it. The charge is great, the design is sleek, and the graphics are bright. But, I know Nintendo has received some flak over releasing so many versions of the DS. The XL just came out in March and a new 3D DS is set to be revealed at E3 next month.
So, if you want your first DS or are thinking of upgrading, picking one can feel a bit overwhelming. But, I think choices can be a good thing. On a budget? Maybe buying an original DS or lite is right for you. Want a bigger handheld? Pick the XL. Or wait and see what is revealed at E3 with the new 3D technology.
I wrote a handy guide for DS buying. It covers price, availability, features, and colors.