A very slight update to my previous post. I decided to make the console feature identical to the current PSP and got rid of the second analog stick.
I also played around with moving the start and select buttons to between the dpad and four-button-layout, but decided against it. I’m not sure if they are used for music playback control (and should be accessible when the unit is closed)… plus it looked stupid 😛
Update: Pictures of the back of the unit, and the unit when closed, are in the previous post.