The people who complain about Apple and Macs have reached critical mass and are now more annoying than the people who brag about using Apple products. And all the while us quiet Apple product users get stuck in the middle of the argument getting annoyed twice as much.
But the second time was this semester, working on a website. Unfortunately, it wasn't due to my inability to work; it was the fact that my partner was moving forward at lightning speed, and any time I'd agreed to complete a site page, she'd already have the finished and styled page by the time I brought in the HTML. I was in near-constant contact, but she just worked on it so much faster than I did that I never got to do much beyond helping her fix a few bugs. She wouldn't really let me apologize when I tried, saying she was happier getting to work on the website and didn't realize she'd enjoy web design so much (this is in a video/web design combination class.) And she didn't complain to the professor privately, because I just got back a high grade on our website (which was really a gorgeous and clean site, and she did a great job with the styling.)
I'm like how that girl is when it comes to projects. Don't worry, we understand that some people don't work as crazy fast as we do. If it is obvious you were putting forth effort then that is all she likely cared about. It is more of when you are obviously not putting in effort that people like me and that girl will become less happy.
I'll be the guy to disagree. I prefer pixel density over screen size. I've only played an XL in the best buy, but I prefer my original. Literally none of the issues @NerdOnAWire: mentioned were issues to me. I mean, I wouldn't base my hardware decisions on factors like fingerprints. My screens never rubbed together, and as long as you're not brutal with the home/start/select buttons, they're just fine. Even if original DS games look better on the XL, they still look best on a DS lite or DSi, so I wouldn't toss that just yet. The 3D is about the same, I suppose longer battery life is a plus, but I never really play it for more than 3 hours at a time, anyway. It really just comes down to resolution and I just don't think the XL model looks as good. Personal opinion.
I'm looking at getting a 3DS and I will be getting an original for this exact reason. Pixel density is a huge deal for me. If it looks fuzzy then it will always bug me. I liked how sharp the original 3DS's screens looked when I gave it a go a bit ago, and having it any less sharp than that would bug me. It is the same issue I had when I tried the DSi XL. Heck I even noticed the slightly less sharp image going from the OG DS to the DSi, though that wasn't nearly as big of a change.
Plus I want a black 3DS, and you can't get that with the XL right now.
@talkingtoast: That's probably the point. This is a modern console because it's so shitty. My SNES and Genesis still work flawlessly.
I spilled 1/4 of a cup of chocolate milk on our NES while it was running and it still works. My brother knocked our Genesis down 3 feet onto a cement floor off a table and it didn't even lock up.
Though the Gamecube was no slouch either. That thing was a tank. Nintendo in general makes really solid stuff. The OG DS was practically indestructible unless you took sharp objects to the screens.
@SpaceRunaway: Yeah the batteries are fine. I bought a ton of SNES games recently and haven't found a dead battery yet. The battery on our old Zelda for NES still was chugging along a year or so ago when I played it too.
@yoshimitz707: what's in the new redesign ? sounds interesting
The entire site is getting redone with a new backend. They decided to not continue with the Achievements feature because it is too much work to keep up with. Microsoft and Sony keep changing how achievements are done on their sites and every time that happens it messes the whole system up.