Switch Battery Life, Captive Screen, and Lan Play

The Switch battery life was just announced to be between 2.5 to 6.5 hours depending on the intensity of the game. The switch can be charged with a USB charger much like the Wii U gamepad for extra energy on the go.  The Switch will feature a Captive touch screen as well as the option to connect up to 8 Switch consoles at once. This will almost guarantee some interesting multiplayer experiences.

Did the battery life surprise you,  and how do you feel about the captive screen?