But when all but two multiplats in the entire library fail to make use of the hardware, it's clear third parties just aren't trying. I speak for many Wii U owners when I say I won't pay full price for a gimped product.
But ask yourself this... how much development effort would it take for people on wii U to buy the non-gimped version? Its simply not true that they would come close to the naturally superior PS4/X1 versions (even assuming wii U was optimised and PS4/X1 wasnt). Even the PS3 and 360 dont come close, wii U would have no chance and therefore it wouldnt be worth it.
You once told me that sales on the vita couldnt even justify the cost of a port, so im not sure why you dont consider the wii U lucky enough to even be getting ports.