... my remote has recently died. The pointer is going all over the shop. Not top stuff at all. However, don't let that throw you off, you just need to make sure that you look after it. Don't leave it lying on the floor where it can get trampled on, be careful about tying it around your wrist etc. I didn't treat mine very well, so I'm not surprised it's broken, really.
It's still a fantastic piece of kit, the Wii is brilliant.