The GBA lookis like shit and physically IS SHIT.
Shit materials for its construction (one of the cheapest-looking handhelds I own)
Shit disposition of controls (if you are not a kid, your hands hurt or are uncomfortable)
shit D-Pad (barely any responsivity on it. The old grey gameboy DPad was much better)
Most of us have been into gaming for years. We can tell from a picture how a gamepad can feel, even more if we see it being hold by some person (giving you the antropomorphic scale). Nobody is saying "this system will be shit!" I said that will depend on its games, like for all systems. The GBA is great and has loads of nice games, but also a shitload of stinkers, and I havent counted, but probably the stinkers reach up to 50% of the market.