Ok, just finished after 4 hours solid playing Wii sports.
The remote is very easy to use; it does take a few minutes to recognise the sensitivity, but once you do so it's easy to navigate. It's sometimes a little dodgy in some Wii sports games (Boxing, whilst truly excellent and incredibly fun, sometimes misses the 'actions' if you rush), but so long as you maintain a degree of sensibleness about the controls it's the most intuitive and god-damn fun way of playing I've ever encountered. I loved an hour long game of bowling - bowling! - on it with the family. Make no mistake, the controls make a gigantic difference; I'm not lying when I say it's the most fun I've had gaming. Ever. And I don't think I've ever heard as many laughs playing, either.
And the sight of my Dad refusing to give up the controller for a games machine is truly a wonderous one
Technically, the machine is small, quiet, and easy to set up. The sensor bar is tiny and non-intrusive. The graphics, whilst obviously basic versus the 360 or PS3, are still clean, crisp and clear. It's a machine, I should note, setup for actual simple-but-fun type games rather than Moody Crotchguard Shooter 13: Revenge of the Alien Zombies
More to follow once I've got net connectivity and perhaps bought some more games.