I really don't care about typical users. They are fine with DRM and being ripped off.
As somebody who wants to get into professional video game development but who is not currently in a position to move to Austin, Boston, or Seattle to do an internship in order to gain the experience that the console makers expect, I do care. If set-top PCs somehow become attractive to typical users, or if Ouya takes off, then there will be a market for indie games that use gamepads. Otherwise, there will be no such market. I'm trying to find a plan B in case Ouya fails to gain traction the same way the various GP2X products have failed.
It also can be used 20 years from now when the Wiis are harder to find.
Likewise, working Wii consoles for dumping one's own copy of a game will be hard to find.