I couldn't resist throwing in my opinion here.
I love Mario. I was really geeked to get this game...just for background.
Anyway, I agree with the poster on the first page of this thread. It's a fun game, but it's just, I don't know off somehow.
-The camera is generally terrible. Half the time I end up fighting with it just to get where I want to go. I guess I don't know the secret some of you are using to make the camera be perfect in most cases.
-The controls are not intuitive, at least for me. I can't really describe it but they're just wrong somehow. Moving through a 3D space should not be this frustrating. I find swimming to be the worst offender.
-Graphics are mediocre at the very best. Mostly they look like they could have been in an N64 game, with some places that bring it up to the GameCube's level. I'd love to hear some suggestions on how to make it look better from those of you that claim it has the best graphics on the Wii. I have a 56" Samsung 1080p DLP. I have the Wii set up as 16x9, 480p. The TV is also set up as 16x9. The image doesn't look stretched or anything, just really ugly.
The game itself is fun and I'm enjoying it. I certainly don't think it's GOTY material, but I liked Super Mario Sunshine, so what do I know?