We own the original silver DS, and to be honest, it looks like a rushed release next to this.
The LCD screens are far brighter than the original. It is easier to hold as the case is smaller and easier to grip.. The stylus too is bigger and the oringinal Gameboy Advance Game block has a cover for when it isn't being used.
Sound quality is great and the buttons more accesible.
As a games console this again is what it should be. Hand held games should be readily accesible, not have life consuming games and be fun. Something you pick up from time to time or your kids play on the hour or 2 drive for a weekend away. Or when your watching something on TV your kids don't really want to watch.
The DS lite is certainly that. Games are fantastic, addictive, colourful and fun. Oh and the rechargable lithium battery that's bulit in is great too so you'll not spend loads of money on batteries
DS stands for Dual Screen, and the DS games all use this feature, but most you can avoid if you wish to not using the stylus for the whole game. Only the bottom screen is the touch screen.
Want some fun gaming for on the move then this is your man