meh...i'm gonna skip out on the lite solely for the fact that i'm sick of nintendo pulling this utter bullshit on us all the time. they obviously plan it at this point since they do it so often, and it was only a single year since its japanese release that it was released there. a year. how long does it take to design, create, and manufacture stuff like this? it was most likely planned. and nintendo will always get away with it because the fans are going to buy it no matter what.
now as for the ds lite, i got to try my nintendo rep's model about a week ago. the problem here is that the plastic on the inside of the unit, and on the shoulder buttons, is more like a matte plastic, and not covered by the glossy plastic. my rep barely had hers for a full week, and the buttons on the inside were turning greyish brown, as well as the shoulder buttons. white is a truly evil color. if you desperately need a ds lite, i'd say wait for the colors. they will eventually release the other colors of the unit around this holiday season.
my thing on the dslite, is that the main focus of it is that it has a brighter screen. so fuckin what. i see everything perfectly fine on my current ds screen. hell, all of you can and you know it. just because it can get brighter, does not mean it justifies a 130 dollar purchase. that's not pocket change for those of you not living with mommy and daddy. to me, it's just not a major upgrade whatsoever, and not worth shelling out the money to buy one all over again. it's shinier, it's brighter....it's...not enough to suck money out of me. i'm not that easy.
i'll hit your ass and put a dimple!