I just knew NinSage was going to barge in and say that somehow the developer is "wrong" in his statements, never mind the fact that they worked directly with Nintendo and know what he is talking about.
Here's the thing: this guy isn't a no name indie developer that made a 2 dollar game and put it on WiiWare and is complaining about it. He is a developer with years of experience creating and selling games. MDK2 in particular is a cult classic, people WERE excited for its re-release on WiiWare. So I believe him when he says that they ad a lot of issues working with Nintendo and plan on not developing for the system any further. It's called being cautious.
Games take money to make. If a platform isn't generating profit, then it makes no sense for the company to keep supporting that platforming. They need to re-invent strategies and focus on other platforms. It's a very simple and basic business concept that has been around for ages. So why do people take a very deep offense when a developer comes out and says that the Wii and WiiWare has issues and because of that they are doubtful of the Wii U?
OK, I get it... When the Wii first came out, we all got tired of people undermining its success and ignoring its game, failing to give the system some credit. I get it, I was there, I was part of the fanboy brigade against the Wii bashing. But now, I have seen how Nintendo has worked with the Wii and realized that they have made mistakes, especially when it comes to digital distribution and online play. Not everyone is out there to badmouth the Wii and spits in people's face, these developers are just stating that the Wii is not as profitable as they hoped it would be.
THIS IS NINTENDO'S PROBLEM TO DEAL WITH.
Ever since WiiWare first arrived it has been nothing but mistakes left and right. They failed to bring a proper storage solution at launch, instead waiting a year after the fact to implement it. They failed to provide a solid demo system, and when they did, it was too little, too late AND was extremely limited. They failed to advertise the service's games outside their own games and a few carefully select games. THESE ARE REAL ISSUES.
Nintendo must realize that the gaming landscape is not the same as it was a few years ago. They need to evolve. I get their need to be different, but different isn't always better, and it won't kill them to implement basic ideas if it means more people will enjoy them and thus generate more profit in the long run.
So basically, I think Nintendo fanboys need to stop demonizing developers when they come out and state that the Wii isn't a valuable system for them to work on. The Wii is far from the perfect system, so people need to stop living in a bubble that claims it is.