What made it, "garbage, garbage, garbage" though?
The whole thing felt cheap, the controllers, the connectors, accessories. At that point it was odd seeing something so low quality from Nintendo. Not to mention the wiimote, made it more of a toy than a gaming system.
Also after gaming on my shiny new 360 for a few months prior to my first experience with the Wii, the graphics were an absolute joke.
Props to Nintendo for creating a phenom though, but it just wasnt my cup of tea.
That being said, I've absolutely loved every other piece of gaming hardware Nintendo has put out, even the Wii U.