What took them so long?
Nintendo have announced that they will be rolling out demos of a select number of WiiWare titles in Japan as a trial. No news whether they will try this in Europe or the US yet.
Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata mentioned that he wasn’t sure whether or not demos for WiiWare games would be the best way to grow WiiWare, which only accounts for a small portion of Nintendo’s business.
Certainly, I’ve seen a couple of games on WiiWare that look interesting enough, but not so interesting that I’d want to lay down the cash before I’ve had a chance to play the games.