I wasn't quoting per verbatim but was just trying to point out you were having issues with the question in hand.
After watching that damn video the first time I popped out my 3DS it's not bad like the left side but it is like the right one. I would go crazy with a wobbly 3DS considering some of the games use the gyro motion. Hell, it would be a pain in the ass to play Face Raiders.
See, now you know where I'm coming from. Zelda's gyros aiming was damn near unusable. This loose hinge was one thing on DSi XLs that you will pretty much keep stationary but with the 3DS you have both the 3d effect and the games using the gyroscope which are affected negatively with the loose hinge flopping the top screen around.
I don't hate Nintendo at all because, frankly, truly hating a video game company is a bit silly. Sure you can hate things they do but unless they're responsible for killing your family putting that much effort into hating a company really is pointless.
What i do hate is their design choices with the 3DS. It annoys me that a system which they wanted to initally charge $250 for had this issues that make the system feel, not like top of the line hardware, but rather a system built from components from the cheapest manufacturers possible. It's kind of like the launch model 360s and their failure rates that were obviously due to the use of the cheapest materials available.
Do I want the 3DS fail? Not really, I'd like to see it successful enough to go the way of the DS, complete with a hardware redesign that is as good as the DS lite hardware redesign was. Furthermore, I wouldn't mind seeing more games for it because I really feel like DS has one of the best video game libraries of all time and certainly has the best portable video game library. Until then though, I can't see myself picking up the 3DS again. Fool me once... and all that jazz.
I just bought one and it is floppy in that it moves about half an inch with a touch of my finger or if i re-orient the system.
Everything else is perfect with the system.. no squeaky circle pad, no squeaky hinge, no dead pixels.
Should I swap it or no? I don't want to get a worse one. Are there people out there with "perfect" systems?
If you are going to swap it out do it at the store because your chances of getting a tight hinge from Nintendo support are slim to none. I replaced mine twice and both were about the same and most of what i could find on the internet had similar experiences...