I just got one myself. I almost had to since the release of portable ops (yes, I'm a MGS fanatic). I know people keep saying there are no games, but I'm confused by this. Gameranking.com lists 14 PSP games rated 85% or better, with the DS coming in at 13. Don't get me wrong, I want a DS to play new super mario bros. and others (not a fan of 3-d mario games, myself), but I think there are plenty of decent games when compared to the DS.
Lumines, Wipeout, tekken, MGS as mentioned, 2 GTAs (granted, 1 is also on PS2), new rachet game, etc.
Being able to play music (wma's included) and videos (granted, have to convert them with one of the many available programs) is also great, and the location-free PS3 connection should be added soon so everything on my PS3 I can stream to my PSP from any wireless location (already works in wireless range of PS3 acting as a source).
I just don't understand the lack of games claim. The DS has some great games too, but is it just the variety available? It's not like all the PSP games are the same genre. It could use some good RPGs, however...hopefully that final fantasy 13 game doesnt suck. I guess the PSP just got a bad rep with all the "ps2 ports." there are a lot of games that are just as original as the new mario game, though. Oh well. according to this site, the PSP seems to be doing better than any handheld not made by nintendo, so that's something.