I was initially VERY opposed to this, but when the price came out, I have softened my stance. I think there are pros and cons.
+Seems like an incredibly easy and fast way to transfer program.
+Cloud service, whatever the hell that is. I have never used a cloud service in my life. *shrug* So it might be nice? I dunno.
+The price is VERY right. Fair and inexpensive
+Could be a building block for years to come.
+A ton of storage for people who need it.
-I HONESTLY feel like this is the first step in a bad direction: mini-transactions. How long until they start charging for event pokemon or in-game content?
-Poke-transfer should still have a free method, even if it is slow and clumsy like previous generations. If the service is so good, people will still get it, but I really disagree with forcing players into it for one service they all want that has been free for years.
There are more pros than cons, but I feel the cons are more relevant than the pros. So I don't know. It is what it is, though.
You make some very good points here.
I honestly do not see them having us pay for things like event pokemon anytime soon, but for DLC? Maybe....
The price aside, I also feel that this is a step forward for transferring. I mean, we get a storage area that is outside of the games, we can use it with only ONE 3DS (that is like saving us $130+), and I know that by the time I post this (considering how fast this thread is moving), it will be like replying to a post long ago....but yeah, this guy^ makes several good points.