I had nothing agaisnt Dons vision. If it went his way we would have gotten a digital world like Steam with no Discs required and newer innovation with Kinect 2.0. Unfortunately now, all we have is two identical consoles that offer nothing but the same things apart from there 1st games.
The problem with Don's /MS vision is that it put way too many restrictions on consumers, DRM, always online, authentication every 24 hours ...etc and they were way too arraogantly stubborn about it despite the backlash from the gamer community including xbox die hard fans. Taking risks is fine and it is one way of making changes but a risk is a risk, Sony took a risk with PS3 implementing the CBE. Despite the CBE extreme power and theoretical potential to be the processor of next generation(s), the result was a disaster that made Sony really struggle with PS3 not making any profits for quite a while.
Nintendo is not really taking any risks with the Switch, the way I see the switch is that it is an evolution of previous Nintendo consoles exactly like the PS4 and xbone