Don't forget all the bitching over the 2 versions of the 360, or the complaining about a multimedia machine as opposed yo dedicated console.
And of course the issue of price
I'm still complaining about the two versions of the 360. One without a hard drive means developers often cannot develop their games to heavily utilize a hard drive. I highly doubt PS2/3 fans were dissing the "multimedia machine" idea considering the DVD functionality was a huge selling point for the PS2, and we've known Sony was including a blu-ray drive in the PS3 for close to 3 years now.
Right, so it's to reduce loading times...I guess the HDD will fill up fast then if you have a few games like this .
And why is it a bad thing to use a hard drive to reduce load times? Sure it takes up 2gb of space on the hard drive, but do you really need to have 10+ games with reduced load times? It's not like the game is unplayable without the hard drive dump.
My Top 5:
Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid 3, Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia, Chrono Trigger
My 2 nex-gen systems: PS3 and Wii
Prediction Aug '08: We see the PSP2 released fall '09. Graphically, it's basically the same as the current system. UMD drive ditched and replaced by 4-8gb on board flash memory. Other upgrades: 2nd analog nub, touchscreen, blutooth, motion sensor. Design: Flip-style or slider. Size: Think Iphone. Cost: $199. Will be profitable on day 1.