It seems this console is a very polarizing item. Some people consider it the best hardware they have ever owned, most people don't even consider purchasing it. I don't plan to purchase it because it has to compete with stronger offerings not related to videogames.
I don't think anyone doubts its hardware because it is near flawless in regards to its functions. I honestly had no interest in sony's follow up to the PSP up until it was actually shown off, the Vita in terms of design and infastructure was actually the handheld I was hoping the 3DS would be because I am a big fan of many of Nintendo's IPs.