I don't understand any of the hatred to Nintendo for the new slidepad attachment. So: - It's $20, in Japan. - It's optional. - It increases the size of the 3DS to roughly a DSiXLs. - It provides more gameplay styles for the 3DS. - It provides better controls for some games. - It adds additional L2, R1, R2 shoulder buttons to the console. - It uses a single AAA battery, which will last for a long time, due to the basic nature of a control stick, and the already low power consumption of IR. - I don't personally find it ugly, but the 3DS isn't a fashion statement either. I play my 3DS for entertainment, not to pick up girls. What's the problem? That Nintendo forgot to implement it in the first revision of the 3DS? They obviously thought that 1 control stick was enough. Due to the success of the DS line, it's a fair enough assumption. Also, if they just made a new 3DS revision with dual sticks, what about the original 3DS owners? Should they just be left in the dust? I, for one, am excited about the new attachment. It seems cool to hate on Nintendo recently.