Well I still have my pre-launch Wii from ages ago modded with the Wiikey. Now that I'm back, the scene is stranger and more puzzling to me than it ever has been. So can anyone fill me in on what happened these two years? My Questions: • What are some possible mistakes or updates I should avoid to keep my Wii working as is (modded and all)? • Are there solutions to a bricked Wii? • Say I install a Region-Free launcher, does that mean I can load NTSC and PAL back-ups on it? • Can I downgrade the Wii firmware if a game forced me to upgrade? • Does upgrading the Wii firmware even do anything negative to the typical homebrew/back-up playing Wii system? • Can Nintendo ban a system when playing back-up gameon Wi-Fi? Or will Nintendo do something worse? • I'm very interested in the SoftMii (mainly for customizable themes), but what is it exactly? And will installing it brick/disable my Wii in anyway (be mature :-P )? • Any other tips to the noob just entering this new era of the Wii scene?