Graphics Talk is all I hear when people state the WiiU isn't Next Gen.
That's all it matters to you. While you Hype up the Next Halo and the Next Naughty Dog game the only thing that matters to you is Graphics.
The True Next Gen Feature is right here.
Gabe Newell stated that Apple TV is the biggest threat to the Steam Box.
Apple TV streams Music, TV Shows, and Movies on to one's TV and even gives you sports and games. What kind of Games are Apple Devices most known for? Social games.
Nintendo has done this, this is the Next Generation that hopefully will be on the PS4 and Xbox 720.
That's right, Miiverse, this is the True Next Generation Experience you're going to see in the Next Generation. Graphics aren't nearly as Innovative as this.
Last Generation we kinda had an system like this, but it wasn't nearly as fleshed out as Miiverse is.
Some of the greatest features of the Xbox 360 and PS3 was how easy it was to connect with friends or new people, In fact it's one of the reasons why the Xbox 360 is so popular, and for the PS3, PSHome was 'Home' to many people that liked to fellow gamers and you can explore a grand new world and socialize and play games together.
Next Generation Consoles should surely expand on these things, just like how Nintendo did it.
Miiverse is Available as soon as you turn on the console and is rarely unavailable to you.
Get Stuck on a Game? go to Miiverse, Ask a Question, Post a ScreenShot, and wait, you'll get a response rather quickly.
Right now if you get stuck on a game on the PS3 or 360, you would either
Hope a Friend is on who knows what to do, Stop the Game and go on PSHome and Ask around, or go on Gaming Forums (WiiU also does this bit better, you don't have to stop the game to go online, all you have to do is hit Web Browser and the system would already have Googled the game for you).
Miiverse is doing wonders for Nintendo's 8th Generation system and I hope the other Consoles wise up and do something a lot more similar to it.