I pre-ordered and got my lite on US release day. I love it, the screens are brighter, *the power switch is away from the game controls*, the controls feel better, it is much easier to carry in a pocket, you can actually see the clock at night in alarm mode (rather than the backlights turning off, like in DSphat, they dim down to level 1, unfortunately, level 1 on the lite is the same as the backlights in the phat, which is bright enough to light up a dark room), the serial numbers are harder to wear off (I couldn't trade in my old DSphat at EB's, as they can't take systems without serial numbers), the stylus is much more comfortable, it's just a lot better overall. The best part is, after game trade-in's and selling my DSphat to my cousin, it only cost me about $40