Specific Problem: Videos are choppy and stutters along. For example, I was trying to watch the Pay Day 2 Quick Look but it was constantly stuttering/choppy, to the point where it's really hard to even watch the video. I just opted out for watching it on the YouTube channel instead.
It still lacks appealing software for me. I'm still waiting to give me more reasons to justify a purchase AKA, make more original content for it and I'll pounce. I've always liked the hardware but it lacks enough software for my liking to warrant a purchase.
In cases where you need a pointer or reticle a mouse is vastly superior. A joystick has worked perfectly fine as well for about a decade. A Wiimote remains the worst option of the three.
A mouse is probably your best bet, but given a choice of using an analogue stick or a pointer for Pikmin 3, I'd pick the pointer controls, without a question. It's just wait easier and analogue gets in the way IMO.
I'm now 22. I play what I want to play and don't hold a preference. I buy Nintendo platforms because I like Nintendo games. Right now I don't want a PS4 or the Xbox One because neither has anything that isn't on a PC that makes me want one.
I don't want to spend money on owning all consoles and I don't have the time to own all 3 and play games across 3, so I always end up with two platforms. Last generation it was the 360 and Wii, the one before was PS2 and GameCube.
This upcoming cycle I'm leaning towards a Wii U and PC, simply because Steam can save me a lot of money in the long run. If I'm not missing out on any really neat PS4 or Xbox One exclusives, then the choice is easier.
A little but at the same time it's terrible that Pikmin apparently works so much better with the old controllers. Vinny nailed it with his point about wanting to play a Wii U game with Wii U hardware, or however he put it. Nintendo has yet to make a case for the Gamepad and that's a damn shame.
Pikmin 3 really is just better with the older controls. The problem is much larger though, the Wii U messaging is really confusing. People still think it's a Wii add-on. Using the Wii brand was ultimately a mistake, the marketing has been atrocious and the fact that it's compatible with the older control schemes is going to cause more confusion.
Plus the GamePad is kind of more intimidating than the Wii Remote was for people, even though it's technically just a traditional pad with a screen in the middle. The Wii Remote was easy to get for people from the get-go and it was easy for Nintendo to make games that utilized the controller in an interesting way. I think they're going to take a long time until they find some interesting uses for the GamePad, other than Nintendo Land.