I am picking up one tomorrow for my four year old along with Pokemon Y and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He has been dying to play video games with his older brother (10) but I did not want him to have a 3DS because of the 3D effect. This seems like the perfect system to introduce him to playing video games.
@lozengez: Good write up. Glad to hear it sharpened the display back up a bit from the 3DS XL goof. I think I still prefer the original 3DS hardware, even if the 3D isn't that great on the 3D versions of the system, I still prefer the clam shell design.