About the cancelation of the Wii U version.
I too was surprised about the Wii U cancelation and the switch to the Switch, and I too think it was communicated poorly (even to this day with details still being scarce). But after considering all the positive and negative aspects I truly think Playtonic made the right decision. In fact as a Nintendo fan I would be sad if I were to play YL on the Wii U, because in only a few weeks the Switch is here.
I acknowledge that a lot of people (both backers and non-backers) are hurt by this decision for various reasons, and those people should definitely let themselves be heard. But at the same time it should also be acknowledged that the decision of Playtonic to cancel the Wii U version was probably a very hard one for them to make. Not only because of the many Wii U backers, but also because they themselves have always expressed a great love for Nintendo. I’m certain it was a forced decision (because of technical issues), but definitely not a decision made out of a lack of respect for the fans or just for the money. In fact, the core team was involved making the Wii U version. And let’s be honest, who could anticipate anything of this in Spring 2015?
These last few months have been pretty rough for everyone with the cancelation, the communication, and the options in the BackerKit, but for me Playtonic hasn’t lost their goodwill at all. In fact seeing how honest and open they have always been about everything on social media, in interviews, during presentations, etc. I believe their statements to be true (with no snag) and I trust them to make the right decisions. I think if they had more details (such as a launch date) they would give them, provided that they are absolutely sure! (because worse than giving no date, is a date that can’t be met). I also believe that a well-aimed trailer or other PR-thingy could easily restore all lost faith in them.