I just watched the 2hr Wii video on Gamespot's On the Spot. It gives a hands-on look at the retail version of the Wii and covers everything you want/need to know if you are thinking about buying one:
It starts slow but it covers everything from opening the box, synching remotes, setting up your wireless connection, creating a Mii, playing games, etc. Choose the 11/10/06 from the right side of the screen to watch the video.
Mild Zelda Spoilers...you have been warned.
Besides trying the remote at a kiosk I can safely make up my mind now.