I'd like to keep this as peaceful as possible, if you have any criticism make it constructive. I feel like my excitement for Nintendo has died out since the launch of the Wii in the 7th gen, I would be so excited for what they have to bring at E3 and look forward to upcoming games. I still have fun with Nintendo games but its just their standard "good job" which was not what I experienced during gens 4-6. Game franchises from the Wii and up were really dumb down or luck based so "everyone is a winner" and it just hurts to see how they have evolved or in this case regressed into and making games to appeal to the casuals really bite Nintendo in the ass this time around with the Wii U but there's more to blame than just that. Other factors that have hindered my enjoyment towards Nintendo are the consistent censorship from NoA, their insistence on maintaining region lock when everyone else has moved on from it (thank you 3DS devs and Loadiine devs), the awful communication towards consumers whether its about how we feel about upcoming games (Federation Force, Color Splash) and the communication with both consumers and retailers about stock supply for collectors/limited edition which only allow for scalpers to prosper while real fans suffer simply because Nintendo chooses to produce no more or in the case with amiibo not properly informing about supply issues and instead giving vague messages about some being discontinued (again giving scalpers more power). I really enjoyed Club Nintendo and I've always seen it as a loyalty program that Nintendo never owed any of its consumers, it was really turning into a real pile of shit on the way out turning all the rewards into digital only and upsetting long time. To me what made Club Nintendo special was getting rewards that were exclusive to the program that you could wear or decorate to show your loyalty and dedication for all the games you bought (or take off from Gamestops cases they have lying around on their shelves) so seeing digital rewards that anyone can buy themselves from the Wii Shop Channel or eShop didnt feel so special. Everyone had high hopes and expectations for this MyNintendo but I didnt, if Club Nintendo was turning awful on the way out with digital rewards I didn't expect anything different with this but what really surprised me is that it mostly benefits those who pay for their games digitally (I'm a physical owner.) This hasnt really bothered me too much since none of the gold coin rewards are anything for me to be jealous of but I guess its the principle and I feel that physical owners purchases should be treated with the same respect as those who choose to buy digitally. Theres many more problems with MyNintendo but overall its disappointing even though I already expected it to be so. Then there is Nintendo moving its development with mobile apps, it worries me if any actual game development was taken away to make some shallow mobile game that will be forgotten by the vast majority in a couple months if not sooner but I guess its too soon how the other apps will turn out but Miitomo was not a good first impression of things to come. Lastly I would like to address how Nintendo has shifted from casual to more kid friendly over the years, I never grew up with the NES (I started with SNES) but I'm pretty sure the focus was not on kids but for everyone, as it should be. The reason I dont like this focus on kids is because the games as a result are either too dumb down or filled with memes in order to get their attention which again brings up the censorship that makes unnecessary changes from the original source material. This recent E3 reveal on what their plans to only show Legend of Zelda really put a damper to the point where I'm not even sure I care to see what Nintendo has to show anymore for the whole event. Its gotten really hard to be excited for Nintendo over the years and I'm just praying and hoping that there's a light at the end of this tunnel but I don't know if I have it in me to continue walking this path just to end up being disappointed. How does everyone else feel about this?