First off, welcome Patrick, big fan of your work. This is awesome news. Stuff like this is what makes Giant Bomb so much better than other game sites. Can't wait to get Patrick in on the occasional quick look and he'd make a great 5th chair on the bombcast.
As for suggestions, I think Patrick, as one of the best game news dudes out there, would know better than me. However, some way of audience interaction, like the call in show you suggest, would be great.
Not surprising since they haven't talked about anything new for Wii later this year except Zelda. Very interested to see what lessons they've learned from Wii as they sold about a billion consoles then had tons of trouble with attachment rates and getting traditional titles on the thing.