She came for a visit and her 3 and 8 year olds have leapsters... I took a look at it, but it kind of looked big and cumbersome and I especially am worried about the little stylus (pen thingy) breaking off or poking the screen. She says it's great though. My song LOVES his sisters old, old style gameboy and I would like to replace it with something more updated and better on his eyes, etc. He is going to be 5 soon (OMG I can't believe that!!).... sorry, anyway. He isn't allowed to play it very often, maybe 10-15 minutes a day, and usually only in the car, but I would still like to replace it this year. Last year I almost got the Gameboy advance, but I was baffled with all the different handheld systems and ending up with nothing! So... is the leapster TOO educational or can it be fun too? How expensive is it and the cartridges... are they ever on ebay? Is it something to last for years? Thanks!!