New developer. Some experience a couple years ago with C++, more perl and definitely new to makefiles and multi-file linking/compiling.
Working on getting familiar with wiisprite with the intention of using it for decent menus.
My ultimate goal is to port a C64 emulator to the Wii, since I never quite got it working with my PS2. ROM compatibility is still pretty shaky across the board, but I think the top two I'm considering are CCS64 (may be tricky since I don't think it's open source) and VIC/VICE.