I used the wiimote for the tutorial, and even turning was a pain, so i gave up on that.
Plus i usually 'hang' in my couch when playing. Which doesn't seem possible with the wiimote.
Hell i consider that part of console gaming.
So while i think the wiimote a good invention, it was definitely not the reason why i wante a wii. Ever since Super Mario Bros, and Zelda on the SNES, i've been hooked to the kinda games only Nintendo provides.