The non-crippled Wii is back in stock at Amazon, at this writing
My post about the “new” horizontal Wii is getting a ton of hits, probably from disappointed people who found it and a DDR or Active Life bundle under the Christmas tree, only to discover that there’s no way to plug in the mat. But there’s hope for would-be mat mashers: the old, vertical, mat-compatible-design Wii has returned to Amazon for the same price as the new Wii Lite.
If your crippled Wii came from Amazon, they have a 30-day return policy, so you may be able to box it up and exchange it for the good Wii. It no longer comes with Wii Sports, but you can buy that separately for $20, so you can relax with some bowling or tennis when you tire of hopping on arrows.