Yeah, all the things that make the Switch, the Switch, I have no use for, as I never play on my TV, unless it's the only option. As I have years of back catalog Wii/360/PS3 games, that I never play, simply because I hardly ever use the TV anymore for games. I haven't bought next gen yet for this reason, and once I finally get a PS4, I'm sure to use remote play to my Vita 90% of the time. The HD rumble while interesting, I always found another gimmick, with little to no value past the novelty of it. Now that's not to say I don't want rumble, as that's the one thing EVERY handheld lacks, and is the one feature I want. But just a normal phone rumble would have been fine, as I don't need the expensive tech so I can count ice cubes(not my thing).A Switch that doesn't switch. Next thing they make a 3DS that doesn't... oh.
While most of my time spent on the Switch is indeed in handheld mode, there's no way I'd sacrifice TV mode or HD rumble (it seems so insignificant but is really nice when done right). Local multiplayer gets rarer these days but is gonna be incredibly awkward when on this model, which doesn't seem to have a stand either.
If this isn't significantly cheaper, I frankly don't see the appeal. Though I'm not in the market for one anyways, I admit.
The Joy-Cons, don't even get me started on those, as they are probably top 3 in the worst "N" controls of all time(the NES OG pad & Wiimote being the others). When taken off and used as one controller, they are next to useless(and I actually have small hands, and they still suck), and having those buttons for directional movement while attached is the worst. When I do use my sons NS, it's always on the TV and with the Pro Controller, two ways I would prefer not to be forced to use, but oh well.
So in the end, this lite, is really for those like me, who didn't want to pay $300 for features they didn't want or need, and now "N" will get $200 from everyone of those people(and some who want both), and they're probably into the millions, easily. The standard model isn't going anywhere, so if some one wants to "Switch", they can, and if they don't, now they don't have to. It's a WIN/WIN!