There was a justification to the price. You were getting 4k support, a multi media blu-ray player, a graphical upgrade, etc. The switch is behind in all of those.
This isn't really a direct rebuttal but it got me thinking about why I'm so interested in the Switch.
It's an especially appealing design in how it streamlines the tablet as a gaming device with a sense of playfulness. The "Joycon" design is utter genius (at a glance; I realize we're not all crazy about using the twin Joycons detached from the grip) and a great alternative to slapping a standard dual-grip controller on a tablet like the Nvidia Shield. Plus the way it integrates motion controls appears to be Wii Motion Plus done right. The Switch doesn't invent any one new feature except maybe the Joycon detachability, but it's such a clever combination that it's enough to get me excited before even seeing the games.
We'll have to wait and see on third party support, though it's already obvious that on paper, Switch has tons more support than Wii U did. These devs need to put their heavy-hitters on Switch and not offer up lukewarm substitutes like Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (GC): The main entries of Resident Evil, MGS, Final Fantasy, etc. Already we're getting new Shin Megami Tensei and Dragon Quest, so that's promising right there (When was the last time a main entry in these series showed up on a Nintendo console, SFC/SNES?). Skyrim reeks a little of the day-old ports that passed for third party support on Wii U (Arkham City and ACIII) but somehow this seems more significant.
On the negative side, having to buy a new Pro Controller instead of using the one you got for Wii U blows, Mario Kart 8 "Deluxe" (seriously?), and I'm also skeptical about the paid online service. I feel it would be insulting to make gamers pay for online play and not give them the option to chat with complete strangers. It was another story when online play was a default feature of the games.
Wii U was a failure in that so few games made the gamepad seem like a necessity, but I frequently play it on just the gamepad anyway, so that makes me happy (And Mario Maker alone justifies it). But I'm not going to cut them any slack with the Switch. Nintendo has to convince us Mario and Zelda need the Switch and that they wouldn't be the exact same experience on just any hardware, like Mario 64 did for N64. As someone getting the Switch on day one, I'll be the first to say Nintendo should go 3rd party if I see its idiosyncratic features going to waste.