Poor battery life is probably a given. Can't say I blame Nintendo for that--it's just the state of the technology. Available info suggests the hardware will be roughly on par with the Xbox 360 and PS3. Maybe a little bit better. Still, last-gen graphics is pretty much the norm for a portable, so that doesn't surprise me. I'm a little concerned by the fact that it's actively cooled. Fans are potentially loud (though I'm sure Nintendo will try to keep the volume down), but moving parts obviously suck up battery life and if it needs active cooling, there's at the least the potential for the thing to get hot, which is not something you want out of a device you're holding. Otherwise, I think there's quite a bit of potential here. Personally, I'd likely just end up using it in portable mode. I don't have an HD TV in my living room, and the one in my bedroom is attached to my PC, so if I'm gonna play games on a big screen they'll be PC. I'll be surprised if it's $200. Entry price at $250-ish sounds reasonable, but for a decent bundle with all the stuff you'd really want, you're probably looking at $300-350. The Wii U launched in $300 and $350 versions, so that's probably a good point of comparison. Library will make or break this for me. If it has Skyrim, then I'm sold. But apparently that's not confirmed. I'll wait and see what else is lined up for launch and the ensuing months. This would probably be a birthday present to myself.