Hi, just thought I'd let everyone know that following the steps in this thread worked nicely for me to get the wiimote functioning and recognized easily on reboot. Thanks for all the info.
I have to agree that using it isn't as nice as it could be. Scrolling is nearly impossible. Also, I seemed to burn through batteries within about 24 hours a set. Like it keeps the connection live all the time. I picked up a rechargeable battery pack and charger combo so that shouldn't be so bad now.
Keep up the good work. If MCE would just included the ability to use the wiimote it would be a very nice "selling" feature. Of course the average end-user might be at a loss about the whole sensor bar thing too.