Whoa! Careful there! All the heat from your post is blasting me in the face and burning off my eyebrows! LOL
Anyway, I don't think the price point is all THAT bad. This is the first release, and I am sure the price will drop in time. So far as games go, I like Mario games. They are fun, pure and simple. That's all they are meant to be. I'll buy the new Wii U when it comes out...and be happy about it!
As far as game pricing goes, I think they are reasonable...and they too will come down in price over time I believe.