I've had many goes at Nintendo in my day - nothing malicious, mind you, more tough love than anything, because at the end of the day I love their games in general. So it's about time I take a break from that and express my gratitude for the way the situation with my Wii U gamepad was handled. Because that was FAST. And absolutely free of charge, too. I mean, the warranty was still in effect, so whatever repairs or replacement I'd get probably would be free, but I didn't expect them to pay the shipping fees as well. And that was through Purolator and not Canada Post, which had to be more expensive too. Hell, the destination wasn't even in the same province!
So anyway, I sent it two weeks ago (the day after Easter), and received a brand new replacement today. It works like a charm, as you'd expect. I wonder if the old one was impossible to repair, or if they just decided, screw it, it's still under warranty, let's just send him a new one. Not that I'm complaining either way. So I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Nintendo for their exemplary customer service, after all the shit I gave them over the most trivial things.