Even though it's not the best Mario Kart, doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the Wii game.
It's a shame Nintendo spent so much time trying to plug the Wii Wheel thing. Such an awful method of control too. Trust me, you'll be using a GameCube controller after your first race.
As long as you have a decent control method, Mario Kart Wii is pretty sweet. It's a shame this was the first game really missing something that makes it unique. Mario Kart 64 was the first to use 3D, Super Circuit was the first handheld MK, Double Dash had the two racers, Mario Kart DS had online play, and Mario Kart Wii has motorcycles.....Hooray?
I did enjoy the online mode for Mario Kart Wii though. Also a few additional features besides just racing and battling. Less cheating in Mario Kart Wii versus Mario Kart DS during online play as well.
It may have been a disappointing sequel, but it was still a good game. Forget the haters, Mario Kart Wii is a gem.