The worst part about the Vita is, well that you get lost doing one thing (like trying to find an epic background image) and then the next thing you know you are busy searching the web on it etc and hours have gone by lol. I haven't even tried a game yet, but I think I've nailed all the settings the way I like them, I also downloaded some of my old psp games (monster hunter with dual sticks woot!!!) and got a few game demos to test before I crack the real game seals in case of fail lol
Also have to wait until the 22nd here too, and we don't have the First Edition Bundles available here.
As far as dead pixels and dust being stuck under the screen goes, I'm gonna open up my PS Vita and turn it on at the checkout, before I leave the store. It's too stressful to get home with a faulty item.