Good Afternoon from the Sunny South Coast of England.
I'm 39 from the UK and have had an NTSC Wii since launch day in Canada. I lined up from midnight until shop opening at 7am to secure my Wii!
Since moving back to the UK I've now successfully soft modded my 4.3 Wii, thanks to the information available here, to enable me to purchase and play PAL games but retain my US shop account where my credit card is still registered.
I've also ripped some of my collection to enable the discs to go into storage.
Thank you to everyone for making this happen.