I'll agree that the prices of Wii's controllers are pretty steep. Granted, they're no more than Xbox360, etc, but for a much cheaper console, I suppose I was hoping for cheaper everything else to go with it too.
Yeah, that is the major downside IMO, and it's quite annoying; largely it's down to them selling the nunchuk attachment seperately (granted, it doesn't seem that you need it for all games, but it'd also seem to be a likely pre-requisite for multiplaying a substantial amount)
Ah well, at least the games are about a tenner cheaper. And if Wii Play is any good (bundled with the 30 quid remote, apparently), or at least worth over a tenner, it shouldn't be too much of a drain.