Just joined. =) I bought me a pink DS lite a little while back, and I find pictochat to be quite fun...or I would, if I knew anyone else with a DS that lived in the same city as me!! >_>;
Anyways. I assume that the reasoning behind pictochat in the beginning was for, say, naughty children who want to chat with their friends while in class. Just hide your DS below the level of your desk, and Teach will never know you're yukking it up with your buddies instead of listening to the lecture on pronouns! XD Other than a situation like that, Pictochat is pretty silly to use right now, huh?
However, I've noticed that the new ad campaign for Nintendo DS seems to be targeting adults...so it goes to follow that they're making Pictochat internet-ready. =) Although I've heard not-nice things about IGN (e.g. - their website being riddled with ads, having to pay to view some content), none of it was bad enough to put me off! I'll be so happy when I can pictochat with my AIM friends who have a DS. Assuming that's what this whole worldwide wireless community they're planning is going to do?
Well, that's all I have to say for now. e.e I'm not really looking for people in my town to uh..'chat' with, I just like to keep an eye on the news about things I enjoy. =)