To be honest, aside from the ability to download demos to your DS, there’s not a great deal to get excited about. Much has been reported about the dubious ‘information exchange’ that occurs through the channel (and is a pre-requisite to being able to access aforementioned demos), with Nintendo leeching personal details such as your connection speed and Mii settings in order to “make your experience more enjoyable”.
It’s fairly obvious to anyone with half a brain that this is just one grand exercise in making Nintendo even more money; using this info they’ll undoubtedly concoct new ways to sell you things. The cads.
Anyway, look out for that eerie blue light around 12AM tonight, Euro-gamers (and folks Down Under)!