You make some excellent points!
I know that resources are at a premium on a mobile, battery-powered device…but I still hadn’t thought about the drain that communication/additional OS stuff would have put on the system.
The only thing that truly bugs me about the app is the whole “it has to be active in the foreground” thing, which I’m sure that they’ll patch.
As a headphone geek, I’d love to see them create a fancier pro controller with a headphone jack, at least for audio if not for full chat support. I’d probably be willing to pay a little extra for it, too.
I’m looking forward to picking up a Switch sometime soon. They always sell out as fast as they come into stores in my area, and I’ve missed the online restocks so far because of work. I was one of the few people that liked the Wii U, so it’s kind of neat that the Switch is a better, much more refined version of some of the same concepts, while also being more “mainstream friendly.” It’s a fascinating piece of hardware design.