hey, thanks for all your help. You da man
Ok, so I just wanted to let everyone know that after updating to the latest USB Loader GX (R881 I think it was) everything works great and loads game from usb no problem, even New Super Mario Wii which I've heard lots of comments and issues... for me, just dropped the iso onto my usb drive with wbfs manager and voila, it worked. Will even load games from discs but having issues with that. I have a feeling it's my discs. I'v read somewhere that Phillips DVD-Rs are sometimes troublesome.
Thanks again for all the help and will try to stay active and perhaps help out people when I can (if I know what I'm talking about )