I was at GameStop an hour before they opened yesterday, making me 13th in line – on Friday the 13th… excellent. I'd be worried about my console exploding, except it's a Wii, not a PS3. Fortunately, someone stepped out of line, making me the dozenth of the 14 people they sold preorders to. I got myself an extra Wiimote and nunchuk pair, as well as Red Steel and Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz. I'll leave my Zelda preorder on the GameCube version for now.
This was the first console I'd ever waited in line to get. Since it was only 100 minutes total in an enclosed mall to by just the core unit, not some forced bundle, I consider it a relatively painless experience.