I don't know why people are so worked over the bigger iteration of our current model.
They said 'no redesigns' and as far as I see, this XL model is just that...the XL model of the current standard model built for people who want a bigger screen or/and that big hands.
It's by no means a 'redesign' and they seem to be keeping their word now.
All of you 'cry babies' that need Nintendo to fulfill your every selfish little wish...Get real!
It is just as 'biohazard_star' said, doing a revision with new features will further divide the community and further 'alienate' the early 3DS adopters (especially the ones who bought the system on launch day).
The 'CPP' is just an additional control scheme and it will remain just that, I haven't played a game that supports it that really needs it...I can play just as well whether I use it or not.
I wrote a blog on Screwattack with more in-depth thoughts of what I feel about the '3DS XL' reveal earlier today.
I, for one, am happy that people who prefer their handhelds with big screens, or just a bigger handheld overall, can get to enjoy what other people have been enjoying for a year and share the joy with others (whether they have small or big 3DSes)....just as the people who waited for a bigger handheld & got what they wanted when the DSi XL was revealed in the past.