The lights are on
Destructoid has a small hands-on about the controller. Notably, the controller is pretty lightweight even with the internal battery. He also says that the placement of the analog sticks actually works quite well with the other buttons.
As for the look of the console, I'm not entirely sure that will be the final design. I don't mind a plain, simple design but at least differ it from your previous one more. Right now it looks too much like the Wii and not a whole new console.