Getting a new piece of technology is a lot like getting a puppy on Christmas Day. The rest of the afternoon and evening are likely to be spent playing with your new present, marvelling at how perfect and new it is, and changing all the settings so it’s just the way you like it.
Fast forward a couple of years, and the passage of time will have taken its toll. The puppy is now a fully grown dog, and even though you still love it very much, you have to admit that it sure does love to chew on your brand-new trainers, and it keeps leaving piles of sick right outside your bedroom door like a gift.
Likewise, my Switch, after two years, was beginning to show signs of wear and tear, and Switch years are a lot shorter than dog years. A life on the road scratched it up worse than a cat who lost a fight, and I’m apparently not the only one who’s got a network of cracks down the back – apparently there’s some issue with parts swelling when the Switch gets hot. Sounds dangerous!