Doesn't it give the advantage of a small degree of tactile feedback, though? I guess one thing I love about this is it's GBA/GCN connectivity done right (heck, that Chase Mii tech demo was basically Pacman VS using Toad), with a dash of DC VMU- so while it's not necessarily as brand new as the Wiimote/nunchuk was, I'm excited that they can bring that interface's potential to not only mainstream but as the core interface to a new system, and in that regard, I think this wows people just as much as the wiimote did, because it opens up so many possibilities. For example- think of the possibilities of configurable hot-buttons for MMOs or flight sims. They could port X-wing/TIE Fighter to this system and have minimal (if any) loss of control input. That's not something you could say about any other platform's standard controller. Going by the reaction vids on the net, its supposedly lightweight (here's an IGN one that mentions the lightweight). Some people find it odd to hold a controller with such a widestance, as it's something they're just not used to, but that the lightweight offsets that and makes it easy to adjust. Other details: -The discs will be 25GB iDensity discs, about equal to what the PS3's single layer BDs can hold. -The system's internal flash memory is 8GB. -Internal flash-based media storage, upgradeable via USB and SD cards. -IBM says "the microprocessor serving as "the heart" of the console is a custom 45nm chip, with embedded DRAM that "is capable of feeding the multi-core processor large chunks of data to make for a smooth entertainment experience". -The processor is based on the same technology used in the Watson supercomputer. -High definition display, up to 1080p resolution via HDMI output. -6.2" touchscreen on New Controller, running in non-HD resolution. -Games will also be available as downloadable content -Console compatible with Wii games and devices -Release date between April 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. -Controller is rechargeable and has rumble. Also, looks like Miyamoto is delaying Pikmin Wii to be a Wii U title now.