If they have to reduce a feature to add one of the ones you mention, I don't mind friends only Wii Speak. =P
...Like BengaBenga said, I too got turned off on voice chat. When I tried on it on PC I was like, "naww not for me." Then I tried it on Xbox and was like 2X worst...
The Interweb is about overreaction, this is what makes it great!
...Imagine how boring the interweb would be if everyone thought logically?