I have been a Nintendo fan since the NES and have stuck faithfully with the system since. The only other console I have bought was a PS1 and that was for FF7. I never got the gamecube as there was a time I got into PC gaming.
over the years Nintendo has released consoles with promises of extra's. Most of the time they come through, though by the time they are released, the console in on the downward slope of it's existence. Does anyone remember the slot added to the undernearth of the N64. This was said to be for added content, and was supposed to be a CD. It ended up never being used. By the time the memory expansion was released the console was over 3 years old and Gamecube was well into development.
With the Wii. We were promised channels and support. A year into the release and we had a Wii vote channel. It took a year and a half to release the Nintendo channel and to start releasing Wii Ware games. Since then we have Wii vote, Mii channel, and thats about it. There has been only one demo released. There is a lack of channels and releases for the VC. There are thousands of games that can be released.
Things like the mouse, balance board, super scope, running pad, ect. are released with little support. Like I also said,, when things are released it is years after launch and when the system is on it's last lap.
I hope with the next console the features announced for the system will be shorly released after launch and not years.