Considering they merged the 3DS unit and the WiiU unit into one, I doubt they skimped on the software development. They need a feature like this to actually make sales in this current portable gaming world that has emerged through mobile and tablet gaming. And it's a feature you don't even need to use if you don't want to! Leave it docked, and it'll be a home console. I personally won't get much use of the portable side of it, but it sure is nice to have in case I do want to use it. Plus, the design opens the console up to various other possible attachments, which is great.