Khoi Vinh posts on Subtraction about Wii's gap between its form factor and its perception as "something that begs to be taken along when you’re heading over to your friends’ place to waste a weekend afternoon." Interesting point. Read The Wii as Salesman.
Lured by both Mr. Fry's and Mr. Mile's glowing testimonials and blatant devotion, I gave in and offered to buy a Wii in a spontaneous bid that took even myself by surprise. Got the box, unpacked, played. Yes, I'm one of those annoying believers now.