I am pretty sure I've had this argument before.
Anyway as a Wii U owner, it can suck but business is not about tenderly caring for feelings unless they provide money. Wii U owners are a limited group and didn't provide Nintendo the money they want, so the company is moving on.
I mean this isn't even the first time they have done such things so complaining about the Wii U being bitterly screwed over doesn't change the fact that it failed. Through a number of bad design and marketing choices it was Nintendo's worst system despite the promise and quality software it did have and get. It is better that the good software on it gets another life on the Switch then be relegated to oblivion like whatever good games may have been on other failing systems like the entire Virtual Boy or majority of Saturn (seriously the lack of Panzer Dragoon remakes, sequels or ports is a crime against gaming) exclusive line up.
While I do wish the prices of these ports were more reasonable, saying because they are there is some sort of major insult to gamers that owned the Wii U is overly dramatic and disregards the numerous times most companies have used similar or the same tactics in porting games from a dead system to a live one.
This is the first time Nintendo screwed owners of a system so hard. Nintendo should have done the right thing and keep Wii U games on Wii U.
Warned ~ CGI
How is this screwing over Wii U owners? Are the remasters that come out on Switch removing the games from the Wii U?
I have both a Wii U and a Switch, and I'm glad the games are being ported to the Switch. One thing I loved most about the Wii U (and before with the Wii) was it's backward compatibility. Now with the Switch, it's physically impossible to use those big discs on the go, hence why they had to scrap backwards compatibility. Porting over all it's games is a way to ensure both consoles get the games, just like it was with backwards compatibility. The big difference here is that Switch owners don't get to play them for free if they had the Wii U version but have to buy them anew at full price most of the time, which could be argued is screwing Switch owners for their money for a late port - but still not scewing the Wii U.