OK, a thread neither about preordering or ordering, but actuallly having the thing...here are some of my thoughts - - Wiimote pointer on Channels/Menu screens generally holds up well, but gets a bit janky if you're not in straight-line with the sensor. Cursor can drift off the screen and be a bit hard to re-center/acquire, but this seems to get easier. - Text input surprisingly fast/easy with the on-screen keyboard - more than twice as fast as any pad/joystick input via a similar menu. Still wouldn't want to write stuff like this on it. Wondering if I hook up my USB Apple keyboard & could get any results. - Internet channel/Opera browser unavailable/"coming soon" - boo. - VC/Store has NO TG-16 GAMES AT LAUNCH!!! Despite Nintendo repeatedly saying at least Bonk and/or Bomberman would be up. Guess I'll try again on 11/20 ("updates every Monday"). VC selection generally a bit anemic. Did get Mario 64, a game I'd missed out on. - Memory still handled in goofy "blocks" format. 512 MB internal memory = 2072 or so blocks. - Doing Miis ate up a lot of time. My wife was really into it (we each have fair likenesses now). - Wii Sports is great. Played a bit of tennis & one game (only 3 innings) of baseball. My right bicep hurts, and I was on the verge of breaking a sweat (playing vigorously/full-arm). This is definitely great fun, and a perfect pack-in game. Not something to do for more than an hour, though. - Playtime log it gives you on the main screen is boss. 40 min. on Miis, then 47 on Wii Sports. Can view a calendar with every day's log on it. Kids are doomed. - A fair amount of screen, sound, internet options to play around with - even pick your country out of literally every one in the Western hemisphere (and I'm talking Caribbean islands, too). Thank God I got a system a day prior to launch (thank you Amazon & 11/18 delivery). Not sure, but the few phone calls I made for accessories make it sound like anything Wii, in general, is quite scare on launch day. And that's a bit of a bitch: I want at least a second Wiimote so wife & I can play tennis together (i.e., the whole point of Nintendo's strategy). But good luck getting that, an extra nunchuck, an extra Classic controller, etc. - most folks I called are wholly out. Guess good for Nintendo, if they move all that inventory, but bad for us.