While there are some long load times, the game runs pretty well. The menus are simple and easy to navigate, and since they don't use the Wii remote you don't have to worry about hitting the wrong button.
Super Smash Bros Brawl is easily one of the greatest games for the Wii, and the best game in the series. With new and unique characters, new modes, new stages, and online play, it has lived up to the expectations. While some problems persist, the game still comes highly recommended, and will, much like Melee before it, live on the Nintendo sales charts for years to come.