Yeah I understand where he is coming from and truthfully you should get one. I'm very hard to please game wise and If you had a game cube I know you missed out on sin and punshiment and then it also seems you didn't get to play some of the games on the older system. You can get them all for cheap and you can even buy most of your GC library back for really cheap if you wanted to.
What is funny is you sound like an experienced gamer and the Oh MY GOD graphics wore off. I feel your pain! For some really different games try beating excite truck, BWii(online is like a cool advance wars), Mario of course, Res evil Wii edition it's that good!, and the new madden. I actually hate video game sports games but this one has me hooked again! Live was a let down which proves EA still does not know basket ball. Also too No more heros just came out and if you like RPG there is a LOAD of them coming actually. Then too the VC games has way too many good games to buy. Another thing cool about the Wii is it's going to take really good artist to shine on it, which is a good thing. Also don't be fooled some of the Wii play games are hard like Wii air hockey and the tank game...well not really hard but really fun. Hey but we all know why you want one Brawl of course..LOL