Can't believe no one has asked this yet, and it just hit me last night. We haven't tried to figure out if there is anything in common among those who got bricked, as far as where they got their flash carts from. Might be worth investigating. I got my Gateway 3DS not even two weeks ago from 3ds-flashcart.com, and have put it through the wringer in that short time. No problems so far, running 2.0b2 with the latest emuNAND update.