You've been aroud here long enough to know that the Wii can't do anything bad!!!
Care to contribute something to the discussion here? Or are you just throwing yet another zinger at the community you belong to and are on staff at? Oh wait... there's a smiley so I guess everything's okay then right?
From what i am reading a scratch on the top of a CD (the printed side) is much worse than on the underside (shiny side).
I don't understand how a scratch on the top would have any effect at all: the laser isn't reading anything on that side.
A scratch on the top side I believe affects the data layer. I think the bottom side is what the laser looks through to get to the top side so scratches on the bottom side can be repaired but ones on the top side can damage where the data is located.
At least I'm pretty sure that's how it works.