The way I look at it, the strap is just a last resort safety measure. Don't let go of the remote and you're fine. My family and I have logged 200+ hours on our Wii, and no one has let go of a remote yet. Why? It's not because we're cautious, it's because we use common sense and HOLD ONTO THE REMOTE.
Next time MrGood, don't post something you know is hypocritical. Wiihaveaproblem is no more credible than a gaming blog. It's been proven that during many instances the cord was broken AFTER the accident in an attempt to blame Nintendo.
Blaming stupid kids and stupid people is not inaccurate. You really do have to be a moron to throw your remote at your TV. It's time people learned a little bit of responsibility here.