Looks as if everything that is in the pipeline (the GPD win and the XD2) will use those horrid face buttons.
I love the analogs, the dpad, and the shoulder buttons, but I reallllyyyy hope that the buttons will be a lot less mushy and more firm like the latest XD have. I can live with it for most games now, but it's still annoying. Especially the X/square button moves around a bit in the casing (quite a lot, but only when I have my thumb on it, not by itself or anything) and feels so soft. It whobbles under my thumb noticably when it's not pressed in... Also whenever I push it I hear these squishy sounds - none of the others do that at all almost. It works fine tough, it just annnoooyyssss meeee.. It's the only thing that si better on the new 3ds xl, the ABXY buttons (with that thing, the horrid click-clack noise and feeling of the dpad would drive me insane if I bought one too. And the 3ds's shoulder buttons and analogs are shit).
But they probably have fixed that anyway. It's the only thing that really needed improvement on the XD IMHO
Then there is price. I just dropped all hope of getting a WIN due to the moneys, but with this foldable screen and all that, it's great off course, but I am really afraid it will cost 200 dollars or more, but I will probably only buy one if the base modelis 150 or less like the 16 GB XD -1 (I paid 127).
If this turn out to expensive, I will probably (somewhere around october after this is out) just get a second XD for 150 for the better-feeling non-squishy-sounds buttons and be done with it...