I already have a New 3DS XL but am still a bit disgruntled that Ninty didn't offer the normal sized version, as it's been two weeks owning it and I'm still trying real hard to get over the picture quality on the bigger screen (not talking about the pixel density though that bothers me as well but I knew that going in, but the yellowish tint and seemingly shallower contrast and slight ghosting compared to the original 3DS). Never owned a 3DS XL so if the New 3DS XL is a huge improvement in those areas over that then it must have been pretty bad.
As someone who never had any problems keeping the original 3DS steady, the so-called "Super-stable 3d" isn't without its own issues as well when it gets "confused" in low/mixed light scenarios and almost makes me wish they'd left in the option to use the original functionality when those situations crop up. Who knows, maybe my unit is defective? Also the fact that it feels very cheap and plastic (but it definitely is at least 10x more comfortable so there's that).
Still have mixed feelings on my New 3DS XL purchase and maybe that will fade in time, but I'd still buy a normal sized New 3DS if it became available in my territory, as from what I've seen it looks like it still has a better build/screen quality all-around.
I don't know what this post of mine is really about but figured you might appreciate a different opinion from someone who's had the OG 3DS since release whose only real problem with it has been the form-factor,comfort-ability, and woeful battery life.