Use the free movement of the B button or use the D-Pad instead for more finite touches.
I managed to chip the ball, and it spun on the wood then back on to the cloth. Its also possible to chip it right off the table.
You can put spin on the ball, swerve it and chip it. The physics were quite surprising and very good indeed. If they added a bit more game around it - I would buy a standalone title.
The camera views are basically a "cue" camera and a plan view which are both enough.
I personally think Wii Pool is excellent, and worth it for Wii play alone. Though I'm expecting a fully blown snooker\pool game in the future.