I have always been happy with the build quality of my DSLite and then XL, and was encouraged by early reports that the 3DS was even better. But I am not overly impressed.. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with it, but it doesnt' feel as solid as I expected. For me, I think the hinge is a bit loose, making the top screen a bit floppy.. And I don't like the volume slider.. Why they have gone back to a slider is beyond me.. Its right in the way, so I keep moving it when I am playing. Also the 3 (Select, Home, Start) buttons at the bottom of the screen are a bit disappointing.. They are hard to see in the dark and because they are flush, you can't feel them... So if you need to pause a game in the thick of things, its very difficult to find the 'start' button. And finally the plastic, just doesn't feel particularly good quality.. Its got ripples in it, specifically around any edges and it doesn't ooze quality to me. For me the only area of concern is the hinge, just because its a bit loose.. How is everyone finding theirs? Mine is black by the way.