RE: the control thing.
I bought the Wii specifically because I HATE console controllers. Always have. I grew up with Atari joysticks and have always been opposed to using my thumbs (pun intended) for moving joysticks. God, anyone else remember those stupid thumb mice?
Anyways. Some games aren't implementing the Wiimote like they should. But, those tend to be ports or cross platform games. If the game was designed around the wiimote, it'd feel right using the wiimote.
The Wiimote is the next most accurate controller to the mouse. For "pointing" games like FPS's, it's more accurate.
Using it for driving/flying, it's great. If only the dev's would figure out what YAW is...
I'm 38, got the Wii Dec 26 and still play Excite truck every week. I haven't beat the game though, I just don't have hours a week to devote to playing. Life does get in the way.
I wish N had a VGA cable, I want to hook the Wii up to my projector and make a backyard screen. I'm going to have to buy one of those transcoders