I actually remember liking my XL more than my DSi, but I'm not sure about this.
I remember them saying that the 3DS is packed from the start and there won't be any new editions.
And GMG, I get the 3D effect easily, it's definitely not a pain for me.
I probably won't be getting this, but I might run into one of those times where "OH WHAT THE HECK I'LL GET IT!".
Also, GMG, opinions. To some it might be better, but just because it looks bad to you doesn't mean it is bad.
Your argument can also be used against you, too. See?
How do you know if it's worse? You've obviously never tried one, so how do you know if it's actually bad or not? Just wait 'till the reviews come in and we'll see what others think about it first.