I don't hate the 360 I just think it's a waste of money for me to buy one.
Both consoles share %75-%80 of titles and most of the ones that aren't on PS3 I can play on my PC.
A 360 fan can't say the same for Uncharted, MGS4, GT5, Rachet and Clank etc.
Regardless, seeing how they share most of the titles I'll go with the one that will cost me less. A rechargable controller and charger(free with a PS3) sets me back another CAD$80 plus a WiFi adapter for 360 sets me back another $100(free with PS3).
My Live free another $60. When I played Live at my cousins home I've always wonder was is so much better than PSN? Looks the same? I slowly found out over time...%20 more features. Why did it take me so long to figure it out? He hardly uses them. Game play and all the main features are identical between PSN and Live.
So spend an extra $240 going with an XBox and not be able to play PS3 exclusives?
Or spend my money on a PS3 that comes with all the extra and just play any non-PS3 games(BioShock, Mass Effect, Viva Pinata etc) on my PC?
HD movie view is something that I wouldn't have bought normally until a year from now but that's a $300 value over the 360 and added free bonus over XBox. %90 of family and friends who have bought HDTV are watching cable and DVDs, so when they come over I floss my HDTV with real HD picture. Still Bluray was more of an added bonus than it was a selling point for me.
Also I got my PS2 2 years after release, from 2002 until I got my PS3 in late 2007. 5 years of fun. Working at an electronics retailer, I saw the XBox come and flop just 4 years later. If I had bought it 2 years into it's cycle like I did my PS2, that would leave me with 2 years before being ripoffed and forced to buy a 360(which costs more for me than a Ps3).
With that fresh in mind and the 360 being in 3rd for sales in the past 30 weeks and it's restrictive storage medium comes another reason; endurance. PS1 and PS2 had great life cycles. 360 is almost guarnteed to be the first curren-gen console to flop. We've seen XBox do it before.
Sony brand also has the cleanest software history. They make promises they can't keep, spin info around and make half truthed lies.
But unlike MS software they don't try to have a monopoly(Windows) and play dirty by bribing developers to ignore other consoles or bully and intimidate 3rd parties like Nintendo has.
PS3 library: Motorstorm, Assasin's Creed, Orange Box, Uncharted:DF, Metal Gear Solid 4, Resistance:FOM, Rachet & Clank Future:ToD,
Near future: Folklore, SOCOM Confrontation, BioShock, Little Big Planet, Resistance 2.