This is such a thorough, in-depth article, and a great read. You really encapsulate the dichotomy of being a Nintendo fan: you love their games and they fill you with joy, but man oh MAN its so hard to get behind them a lot of the time.
Interesting parallels could likely be drawn to Disney, a company that is equally protective of their IPs and holds a similar, if not more devoted, place in the hearts of their fans.
I appreciate all the work you put into writing this. Keep at it!