That's the bit I personally do not see a appeal for the Wii U or Wii when it released.
If I want to play games that are fun which were made by Nintendo or at least released exclusively on a Nintendo platform I will play NES through Gamecube versions of those games which are arguably better then their newer successors.
Also $2600? Jesus, what the hell do you have that would require that much money, a Fully built system from 2011 would get you a 580 and a i5 2500k SSD/HDD, monitor, peripherals etc for just under $1500! Unless that counts your library costs