Wii had a lot of great games IMHO, but not in HD and without all the accouterments I got use to on the 360 (friends lists, good online, voice chat, global achievements, etc), and once I'd gotten use to them it was hard to get enthused about the Wii even with good games. That's where I think we all hope the WiiU comes in. I must admit to still being a bit worried that they are going to fall short. Like I would really, really like to hear that the friend codes are effectively gone AND that there are multiple accounts instead of a one per-console account deal. That would royally suck and probably turn me off to the WiiU. Please, please tell me that haven't blown it there again. Hopefully they got it right, though.
Thats probably EXACTLY my problem. I had a 360 before I bought my Wii. That system totally changed the way I play games and offered more than what I got out of the Wii. Don't get me wrong, the games I played were fun, but it felt like it was missing something and what you pointed out is most likely what it is.
From what I read about the WiiU, it is suppose to change the way online gaming is done. They are not expecting it to be the best online experience, but introduce something new that will path the way (gotta admit, Nintendo usually DOES do this). I'm not much of a multiplayer gamer anyway, so I'm really interested in what the hell it is. And I'm sorry if I'm blind and it has been told already, I get my news from my @Gamer magazines