My 3DS is on OFW v4.3 and I use the DS profile button to boot in to GateWay 3ds. I also play Super Smash Bros. online often. - I like how easy it is to update the firmware for the most part. You just boot to gateway mode, and system update. - I hate how the game select menu is one long stream of games as Super Smash Bros. is almost at the very end of games. I would rather it just be in grid format. - I hate having to select DS profile to to get to Gateway 3ds mode. - I hate having to re-install Gateway exploit after using my DS flash cart. 1) Is using a custom firmware like Luma3Ds easy to update (from system menu) when a new firmware update is available. 2) Is it easier to boot to Gateway mode? Like immediately from system power on. 3) Can I play my games online without getting banned? (Like PS3 for example, as soon as you are seen online with a CFW you are banned). 4) Can I see all my Gateway games on the main menu grid system using a CFW? EDIT: Looks like I might have to use this guide to auto boot gateway mode? https://www.reddit.com/r/3dshacks/wiki/gateway_a9lh Also this guide says you're good to go online and updating shouldn't be an issue. Not sure about any sort of ban risk.