There's nothing wrong with Nintendo's pricing. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is worth every bit its price which is $49.99 MSRP (and it's not been the first or even second first party title they've used a lower MSRP on). I'd have gladly paid $59.99 for DKCTF after having now played it; so much better than expected (especially because I never did get into Donkey Kong Country Returns; will have to revisit that). Comparing the HD remake of Wind Waker to the HD ports of other titles is disingenious; have you bothered to actually compare them? Have you bothered to see that there were also improvements made to the game both to fix issues players had with the original as well as integrating some of the Wii U's features?
The problem Nintendo has is marketing as far as I can tell. Their games are as good as ever, and their hardware is better than ever. The problem is tools that read a book by its cover, and then share their insight with the world.
The person who's taking you to lunch has no intention of paying.