Hi guys. I have decided to buy a 3DS but am still unsure what to buy, wether I should just buy a new one like the A Link Between Worlds Bundle which looks really cool but miss out on the opportunity of using the Gateway flashcard or search for a 2012 3DS XL which will have the correct firmware. These are some of the questions I have (hope I don't forget anything): What exactly am I missing out on when I don't let my DS update itself? Will I ever be able to go online, like use the eShop or multiplayer like battles in Pokemon? New games will probably always only work on the newest firmware right so if say a new game comes out like the new zelda how long will it take for it to work on the gateway? Obviously the possibilty to just download games for free and play them is awesome I used my old DS like that and played dozens of games on it, best investment ever. What are your experiences with the Gateway and the roms do they all work flawlessly? Mainly the big games like Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 3D or Luigis Mansion etc. Do you think there will ever be a flashcard that will work with the newest firmwares or is it basically this one chance we have with the gateway and fw 4.5? Lastly whats your personal opinion, what would you guys recommend? Buy an old 3DS and the gateway or buy a new one with all features the newest firmware brings with it but obiously that being much more costly. Thanks a bunch in advance.