I'm hoping we'll have better luck as time goes on. Maybe most people just don't have the relevant update yet. It is getting a little depressing to drive my circuit, sitting outside Starbucks, McDonald's #1, then McDonald's #2, going into Best Buy (doesn't work from outside), hitting the AT&T store (which I swear doesn't even have their Nintendo Zone set up), then making my walk around the mall...
...and coming back with two streetpasses, which I'm not sure even came from the relay. I want to get a pass at each Zone! Hope that's how it'll be eventually.
I got a StreetPass while going through the drive thru at McDonald's. Keep in mind, the relay only works if the 3DS has the latest update. As shocking as it may seem, not everyone updates their system firmware.
3DS FC: 4012 3979 5838 Now Playing: Mario Kart 7, Fire Emblem Awakening, Animal Crossing New Leaf
My girlfriend always makes fun of me, saying I'm preying on kids to get their Streetpass data.
It is pretty hilarious to streetpass with wee tykes, but I think I've passed with adults more often than not. Maybe kids don't care about it. (I would have loved this shibizz as a kid though and made my mom drive me around trying to find people to pass with.)