It was also the poor game play demo on stage that helped toward my initial dislike of the game. It didn't look like it worked very well, and I didn't like the sound of how the controls would work either. Not to mention I don't like the hud one bit.
Initially, by the graphical style, I guess you could say that I was somewhat disappointed. I have to admit, as much as I love the style now, I was disappointed that it wasn't the WW goodness that I had hoped for. Yes, I actually wanted it to be 'toony like WW even though I sincerely thought Nintendo would go with the TP style again. Funny, that I was initially disappointed in the style yet it wasn't the TP graphics that I wanted, but the WW graphics. Anyways, it took a bit but the graphics eventually grew on me. Don't get me wrong, I'd still love to see another console 'toon game again, but the style's still drop dead gorgeous now that I think about it.