I can see that a lot of people are probably going to prefer to use a standard controller, while the wonderwand will no doubt also get its fan base. Personally I'd like to have a choice between the two, but I guess that's asking too much from Nintendo. I’m still of two minds about whether I’ll really enjoy it all that much, despite Nintendo’s claim of it being ‘fun’. I mean can you imagine how much your arm would ache if you’re playing a FPS for a few hours, keeping your arm pointed at the TV. The wand seems more about quick gaming sessions as apposed to wasting away long hours, but I’ll reserve my judgement until I’ve actually played the thing.
It all depends really on what types of games make it to the console. Obviously some games are going to be better suited to one form of controller over the other. I can't really see a complex fighter working all that well on the Wii with the wonderwand. A boxing game yeah (now that does sound like fun - you could punch your mate sitting next to you and watch as your character does the same
) but something like Virtua Fighter or Dead or Alive just wouldn't work with the wand, and doesn't really fit in with Nintendo's idea of simple games for all people. Quite a pity really, as it seems the Wii will miss out on a lot of good games.