@Brandino: Its not just the specs that is the issue though. Nintendo is marketing this as their entry into the next gen when what they're really doing, in my eyes anyway, is slowly catching up to what we have. I don't normally care for the graphics either but this late into the game, when someone releases a new console, I expect to see a jump, not the same stuff we've been seeing for the last few years.
And part of the reason why I was in love with Nintendo and why the Wii and now, the Wii U, has failed to impress me is precisely that they have this huge stable of first party IPs that I love that they do nothing with. Where's Starfox? Where's F-Zero? Mario has been the only franchise that Nintendo has been, for lack of a better term, 'milking' for the Wii and now when they had a chance to impress with the Wii U, they go back to Mario.
And i am completely fine with them "catching up".
Like most people who buy nintendo consoles, we buy them for the first party games. And as of right now it's got the best launch of any console to come out in years IMO and within the next 6 months even more games are coming out that i want. I completely understand if you don't want the Wii-U, it's like the Wii. It's not a console meant for everyone and unlike a lot of people here and other gaming forums i absolutely loved the Wii.
To each their own, I guess.