I've had the Wii U for exactly one week, tomorrow. I am honestly not that impressed with it. Not just because of the lack of games, but the system itself is disappointing. To those fanboys in this thread claiming it is the best system ever made, I call BS. Here are my two biggest issues with the system as of now:
1. The HORRIBLE load times. Seriously, wtf Nintendo? I know people complained about long load times at launch, but I thought there was a patch that fixed them. EVERYTHING you do on this system makes you sit and listen to it beep at you while it slowly loads whatever. The eSHOP takes as long to load as the PS Store, and I didn't think that was possible. Isn't this supposed to be a "next-gen" system? The PS3 and 360 load faster. Also, game load times. I am playing Lego City Undercover right now and the load times are UNBEARABLE. Like you walk outside the police station (or go inside) and have to wait a minute and 20 seconds while a bar slowly crawls across the gamepad screen. This is unacceptable, even for current gen games (not counting cross gen/next gen). And for god sake, how long should it take to load LEGO BLOCKS?
2. Horrible battery life for the tablet controller. With this huge controller, I assumed Nintendo crammed a super hi-cap battery into this thing so it could *at least* last all day. Apparently, the controller is powered by four rechargeable double A's duct-taped together or something. Seriously, I saw someone online comparing the Wii U tablet's battery life to a game gear, and I thought they were exaggerating. They weren't. For the selling point of the system, why the HELL didn't Nintendo include a battery large enough to be able to play longer than 3-4 hours at the time. It is crazy that my 3DSXL battery lasts longer than this thing.
Also, I thought the tablet was supposed to be able to reach all over your house for remote play (according to many game articles). Mine goes about 20 feet before experiencing connection problems. I was planning on playing on playing games with the tablet in bed. Big disappointment there.
Plus, that Miiverse everyone is always going on about? Wtf, I thought it was some game-changing feature, when it is basically just message boards for each game baked into the system. I can read game forums on my 50 other electronic devices, thanks.
All in all, the Wii U just doesn't feel like a step-up to me like I thought it would, based on current-gen systems. I hope the next-gen systems are more impressive/well-thought out, and are actually impressive in their technological advancement. I was really expecting the U to wow me with its interface, sleek UI (it's just like the 3DS UI, ugh), or SOMETHING, but I am just disappointed with it. However, I will keep it around for the Nintendo exclusives this gen, which is really the only reason I bought it anyway.
So far I've gotten Nintendoland, NSMBU, Lego City, and Sonic All-Star Racing transformed for it (Haven't redeemed Zelda WW yet as I am considering selling the code). Out of those games, only Nintendoland has held my attention as being something "new". Although it is just a collection of gimmicks which will probably grow stale in no time at all.
Sorry for the rant, just giving my opinions on my new system, to help anyone else making the decision whether or not to jump on it. Oh yeah, that Zelda game pad looks awesome as hell, just wished the batteries lasted longer in it so I wouldn't have to admire it from the charger base.
EDIT: Oh, I forgot. The one redeeming moment with the Wii U when I felt my purchase was justified was while playing the Wonderful 101 demo on the e-shop, from beginning to end. That game is awesome, and I look forward to picking that up, along with Rayman Legends, DK, Pikmin 3, and Mario 3D by the end of the year.