I don't mind a small d-pad .. it doesn't bother me on my GBASP2. But I've read a few different references to people not being too pleased with the d-pad on their DSLite. What I've read is that it's less precise and that diagonals are a little difficult. I'm at a decision point of either sticking with my old DS and laying down about $150 for an M3miniSD (the new one that d/n stick out), Passcard 3, and 1GB card .... or put down about $300 for a DSLite, G6Lite, and Passcard3 whenever they finally release the G6 English version. (I know better than to think it's still gonna be $78 when it gets to Jandaman, so it could be more than that) That's a lot of extra dough, and the brighter screens are nice but I never minded my DSphat's display until they started telling me it wasn't bright enough. And I've got no issues with control or durability on my old DS. Got no dead pixels, either. So, DSLite d-pad .... and any other DSL issues. Lay it on me.