Nintendo is just going to Nintendo no matter how stupid their ideas are. First and foremost, I don’t think anyone is surprised that Nintendo will now be charging for their online services which isn’t a surprise, since everyone does that these days, and the plus side to that is no more “friend codes” which is good, but there is no local voice chat, which is bad. Voice chatting will be handled through your cell phone, which is interesting, but given that this is a system on the go this could work but I’m not entirely sold on it.
Also each month with your paid subscription Nintendo will give you a free NES or SNES game each month, that seems awesome right? Well you only get that game for that month, not like XBL or PSN where you keep your free games as long as you have the service, nope, you only get the game for a month and knowing Nintendo it will probably something shitty like Balloon fight.