When this was announced, I scoffed. Well, I take that back!
In all honesty, I thought the Switch was a stupid idea that would semi-fail like the Wii U. Well, I've been proven so wrong it's not funny. Don't get me wrong, it's made of plastic and is a little cheap, but it's the best plastic and it still manages to feel 'premium' somehow. Also, gone are the CDs, replaced with small cartridges and that's a big plus for me.
The unit itself is only 720p, but looks superb, and the 1080p upscaling looks even better. People will notice the poorer graphics in games with less 'cartoony' aesthetics, but I'm still very pleased.
As a portable gaming device, it's the best on the market. It won't fit in your pocket, and it doesn't have the biggest library, but from an experience point of view, nothing beats it.
In terms of where it excels, it's the seamless transition from portable gaming to playing on the TV. This is where I thought it would fail badly, but it doesn't. Also, you can buy multiple docks for multiple TVs, which only heightens its versatility. However, all the accessories are fairly expensive, which is a drawback.
I usually reserve 5 stars for products that knock my socks off, but the Switch -- given my smug disapproval -- is worth it.