My kids LOVE this thing And, yes, they fight over it! The XO is awesome and very, very durable. My six-year-old is severely autistic and he has destroyed nearly every toy he has ever had, but this thing has survived constant use and abuse for almost 5 months now. If it can survive my son, it will certainly hold up to almost anything.
My other son is eight and he can't stop talking about it. He especially loves the etoys program.
I do feel really bad that so many people who have donated have not received their machine yet because it really is great. I especially feel bad because I didn't actually participate in the G1G1 program myself. A coworker of mine actually gave it to us! She didn't have any children, so she asked if I wanted it for my kids. Way cool!
I really hope they do the G1G1 again because I would love to participate and get a second one. I know I could buy one on eBay, but I would feel better knowing that a needy child was being helped. My kids are surrounded by techno toys and they enjoy the XO so much, I can just imagine how a child who has so little would like it.