I have always been a fan of Nintendo products and have my own personal experiences. For you parents out there, having a portable game system that kids can recharge(batteries), was an ingenious idea. The DS is light and very easy to use and great for trips in the car. You certaintly don't hear, "Are we there yet?"
I myself own a pink one, a gift from my husband. I also enjoy the Pokemon versions of games. However, Nintendo does an assorted array of video games for a slew of interests and age levels. I recommend highly for parents who have children who enjoy video games and for parents who travel extensively.