It isn't that hard to put CFW on N3DS anymore and the price of N3DS is getting low.
The 3DS (until now that is) had very bad performance in PCSX Rearmed compared to PCSX4ALL...
In my opinion the homebrew scene in the N3DS was pretty desolate outside of emulators.
Of course, they love to shit RG devices to the point of confusion its frustrating and everyone called them on that.
Luckily that's about (i hope) to change with the RG-350 and soon enough, the 350H and PocketGo 2. (and yes, they are actually more powerful than the New 3DS and much better than the old JZ4760 devices)
The PocketGo was pretty bad (and still, the CFW situation on that device is chaotic) so yeah, bad luck there. I know, everyone went there. But the 3DS is not that good either. (and in my opinion its still painful to install the CFW on the 3DS, that was just a few months ago before i sold it).
Anyway, if you feel like returning whenever it is the PocketGo or RS-97, you should ask more questions or join a discord server like Retro Games @ GZNetwork.