>say something nice about it
-flash carts are cheap and generally available
-tons of games released, with basically the entire system library is freely available for download.
-file sizes are generally manageable (most games 16-64 MiB, some games up to 512 MiB)
-good amount of RPGs, tactics, and puzzle games
-a handful of full 3d action games, including Super Mario 64 and Tony Hawk Proving Ground
The OG DS uses a reflective screen, so it is easily viewable in direct sunlight. As far as I know, the OG DS is the most recent gaming device that is fully playable in direct sunlight. The only other things that come close are Panasonic toughbooks and hacked e-ink e-readers. The DS is very comfy for a nice little morning sunbeam warmup session.