I see you haven't read my thread.
I agree with that you're saying in your thread, have all along. To me the gamepad is A) going backwards and B) a knee-jerk reaction to the threat of Apple/Android devices. Instead of immulating touch screens Nintendo should have continued to differentiate and offer experiences not possible on Apple/Android (and Android gaming devices with analog sticks and buttons (and 1000+ games that support) will be out very shortly). Enhanced, refined and deeper motion controls IMO would have been the logical way to go, and a touch interface on that certainly could have been incorporated (partly to rid the controller of extra buttons) but didn't need to be the showpiece. Apple has sold ridiculous millions of ipod/pad/phone devices which have one, count them - one - button. Simplicity is key. That's what sold Wii/DS/Kinect and smartphones/tablets. The entire concept of WiiU lacks this simplicity and grace.