just a small discussion that hopefully won't die too quickly. does anyone else think that the ds isn't really shaping up to the gba? GBA had its own established series, (megaman zero, battle network, golden sun, castlevania, mario kart, sonic advance genre, i cant even remember them all but damn there were more ) which were always hits and people who were fans of them were eagerly anticipating their release way before their arrival. like the gba, the ds does have its trademark hits. unique and cool games like *sigh* has to be mentioned, great game phoenix wright, metroid prime: hunters, trauma centre, and meteos. however, i just cant see the ds carrying itself along. the psp is still no competition imo, mainly because its not focused towards games so much, but for a console thats been out this long there doesnt seem to be a steady flow of good games like the GBA had at its peak. And in my opinion the DS isnt exactly heading upward in game quality. So... am i wrong? is it more that consoles are becoming less-and-less long-lived because of the next-gens coming faster and faster? more blatant piracy? opinions please . Perhaps its just because im older, but i, nor anyone i know is very excited about new ds titles barring the rare diamond in the rough. I've checked through the essentials list, and ive gone through alot more than those (which i will admit is ALOT of games) but it doesnt seem the same.