I have been playing with mario kart for a few weeks now (got it when ds lite came out), and I have to say, it's not what I expected. Sure, it's a fine game, but every thing i've read about it, here or otherwise, acts as if it's the best ds game out, and if you can only get one ds game, this is it. I just don't see what the big deal is; like I said, it's an alright game and I do enjoy it a bit, but so far, the only award it is winning out of my 3 game collection right now is best game named mario kart. What makes the rest of you like this game so much? am I alone in thinking this?