Yeah, I could say the same about you.
Layton is a great series and definitely one of my favorite new IPs of recent years, the other being Dragon Age and inFamous.
It suffers a bit from the Star Wars curse though, the original trilogy is amazing, especially the the final one (the ending in fact made me cry a bucketload of tears), but the prequel trilogy isn't as good storywise (at least the fourth and the fifth one isn't).
I specifically borrowed a friend's 3DS just to do a speedrun on the fifth title.
It should be noted however that there are a lot of RTS titles that I never touched because I suck at micromanagement which is a bit weird because I played a lot of Civ IV and SC4 back in the day.