I totally agree. It is way too early to be worrying about this, and I would prefer if the console developers would kind of hold off on launching their consoles too early. No one will benefit, not them, not the developers, not the gamers, not anybody.
i beg to differ. gamers will benefit knowing that a totally awesome system is being built, whether its a rumor or speculation, and will sleep soundly at night. a developer likely wants to know so they can decide if they should hold off a totally awesome game idea for the next console, and the company could benefit by reading forumns and seeing suggestions/ideas and incorporating them into their next system :]