Hi. I'm Kalisiin, a 38 year old female gamer. Yes, we DO exist. Rare, granted, but we exist. I decided to sign up for this forum, because I feel like I need to be in the know...ever since I got screwed by Nintendo version 1.4 Firmware...here in the United States! My question has to be...Do you even OWN your DSi, if the original manufacturer can, at any time of it's choosing, and without your knowledge or consent...download to your device, software which alters the original functioning of the device? No one ever told ME that, by accepting the System Update that was required in order to enter the DSiStore (which is full of crap stuff anyway) that it would disable my Acekard!! If they had TOLD me what the update would do...I'd have chosen not to update, and accepted the consequence of not being able to shop in the DSi Shop. so, as far as I am concerned, my system was altered in a manner I did not approve of...without my knowledge or consent...by the original manufacturer...ON AN AFTERMARKET BASIS. So, where does this end? Do you actually even OWN your device? What if, just for arguments' sake now...Nintendo were to decide that, from now on...before you were allowed to play ANY game...you had to watch three commercials? Commercials that would play on a device YOU paid for...and for which NINTENDO would receive all the royalties? Why not? Used to be a time when they didn't bomb you with 20 minutes of blatant corporate advertising, before showing you a movie that once, you didn't pay nine bucks to go see!! Now they do!! Nah, I'm sticking with the DS Lite. what's more, I'm going on eBay to find a few MORE good DS Lites...to make sure I have a backup supply in case any of them ever break! I hereby do not trust Nintendo to not install such "upgrade" into any future new DS Lite they might sell. I would like my system UNADULTERATED please and thanks...and I get the feeling that had I signed up for this community a long time ago, I might have been IN THE KNOW...and not have been tricked into downloading their stupid "System Update." I only use the Acekard to have a copy of every game I own...all on one card, thus making my portable game system TRULY PORTABLE. To me, "portable" is not defined as having to carry around 20-50 teeny little cartridges everywhere I go. SO...making a long story short...I re-confiscated my old DS Lite from my mom (who wouldn't know what to do with an Acekard if it hit her in the ass) and gave her the new DSi...and re-took my old DSLite. So sorry for those who got suckered into buying a DSi. Knowing what I know now...I would never buy a DSi. The little extra screen real estate...the slightly better sound, and the shitty camera are not worth it. You'd think Nintendo would have learned something with the Wii...but no, they apparently haven't. People would RATHER download from a thing like the Virtual Console...and pay for it....than to have all these stupid cartridges all over the place. That said, you'd think Nintendo would drastically increase it's offerings in the DSiWare shop, thus making the DSi worth owning. And by drastically increasing...I mean...IMMEDIATELY RELEASE ALL CURRENT DS GAMES...AND ALL PREVIOUS GBA TITLES...not make us wait a week...to be disappointed by another crap release. and release them only one or two a week. Well, anyway, I'm Kalisiin, and I'm here so as to be in the know...and to share my tale of misfortune...and to spread my warning...IF NINTENDO CAN, AT ANY TIME...DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE TO YOUR DEVICE WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT...SOFTWARE WHICH ALTERS THE FUNCTIONING OF YOUR DEVICE ON AN AFTERMARKET BASIS...THEN YOU NO LONGER OWN THE DEVICE.