1. Sky3ds+ plays all my games with full online capabilities.(extracted my own private header) 2. Even with the recent "guide" there's still a 20% chance of brick or 1 out of 5 bricked 3ds according to a poll. 3. I was searching to see how much a new 3dsxl was going for and to my surprise they are out of stock in all the stores in my area and the cheapest i could find online was $300. (I paid $179 when i bought mine at target.) So the risk of brick is definitely not worth it for me. 4. I could care less about pokemon sumo. I have 3 other Pokémon games that work and they are way way down on my back log of games to play. 5. Already playing Mario maker on wiiu. 6. Eventually sky3ds+ will have an update. And finally 7. If and when my n3dsxl breaks or just stops working i can just simply stick my sky3ds+ in any future 3ds and my game library will be playable instantly.