I'm a cheap bastard so I just got the game. The golden Wiimote looked like butt anyway but since I don't have a Wii Motion Plus to call my own yet I asked to borrow one from my cousins since they got the black Wii bundled with Wii Sports Resort that came with 2 motion plus..es. Since you can't play Skyward Sword without a Motion Plus and me spending most of my money on Ziggy (my PS3), getting my own would have to wait.
Wasn't able to really play the game yet. I just popped it in the Wii and see if it would work. I watched the intro and flailed the curson on screen a bit then left for work. Maybe I'll make an impressions post once I sink my teeth into the game but for the meantime I can say that I am super stoked to play this because Skyward Sword is serious business.