I was under the impression, when the Wii was introduced, that it was aimed at people who don't normally play Video games on, say, the Xbox, becuase the controls were too difficult and required gaming skill which most of us don't possess. This was surely why the Wii controller used fewer buttons - to make gaming easier for the likes of me. The Wii Sports package, issued with the Console, was ideal because it allowed us gaming novices to play an enjoyable game without having to have 37 fingers.
The problem I have with this game is that I find it virtually impossible to drive the car around the circuit, even in tutorial mode. I'm constantly going off-road, into the barrier and bouncing and zig-zagging all over the track. I'm sure there are experienced gamers out there who would have no problem negotiating the circuit and enjoying the game, but the Wii was supposed to be aimed at the rest of us, who only occasionally play Video games and just want something simple and easy to play for an hour or so. As it is, this is so frustrating and annoying that you tend to lose interest after 5 minutes (thus, you never get any better). Please Nintendo, lets have some Wii games which reflect the original plan, to bring non-hardcore gamers into that world by releasing easy-to-play games which can be enjoyed by all, not just the Xbox / Playstation brigade.