Reader James sent us a link to his flickr account, which now showcases the sad tale of a DS Phat that has been the result of rampant games of Zoo Keeper every day, for 7 months, by his girlfriend. He makes no mention of how she generally treats his DS, but by the looks of the pictures, we'd have to say she's not all that delicate a touch.
It's beyond time he upgraded to a DS Lite anyway, so maybe she unintentionally did him a favor?
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