What a shock you think it is a train wreck.
All of the Mii stuff is pretty standard fare for gaming now, that is they way it is. The Gamepad looks extremely handy though, full connectivity from a controller is much better than the always clunky Live and Home setups.
Also the Alone Together focus was 100% accurate, it is so common to see people sitting together and not interacting.
All about the games though, will have to wait and see for that.