Journalists are blowing the delay of these features out of proportion.
I have to agree with you on this. I didn't think that many people are going to be canceling purchases due to this. Most people buy game systems to play games on them. It isn't like I don't already have a PC, 360, PS3, Roku, Smart TV, iPad, iPhone and a cable box that can already stream Netflix or Amazon Prime anyway. Besides, everyone will forget about the delay in a couple weeks when they get patched in.
I think Wii U has much bigger hurdles than this to deal with in the coming months.