@JJWeatherman: I again disagree with you. I honestly and truly believe that it was not in Nintendo's power/time/budget to make an online experience that was as well crafted of a gem as their standards dictate, and thus they cut it. The omission of the feature was because it was not up to standard. If you made a steak dinner with potatoes and broccoli, but the broccoli kind of sucked, would you still serve the broccoli and say "Well if you can stomach the crap, whatever it's all yours, but nobody is going to really be happy with it." Or would you just dump it and go "sorry, that sucked." Likewise, if you were being served the meal, wouldn't the broccoli just make you think "man, that sucked" and bring down the meal in general, or was the meal better because it wasn't there? I know, not a great metaphor, but I'm trying to be clear.