I bought it originally to play the graphical upgrade of one of my favorite games of all time, Ocarina of Time. I bought an XL because it had a lot of great games and more great games coming and I wanted to experience them on a better, bigger screen. Also the XL is more comfortable to hold and has a vastly superior design and color scheme to the original 3DS line. In general I've also had at least one iteration of every Nintendo handheld generation starting with the Gameboy Color I got for my 10th birthday along with Pokemon Yellow.
Basically a Nintendo die hard to the bone... can't blame you, they have nice handheld games since ever =]
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"