Since PC's have better graphics for the same hardware price tag, and cheaper software, why buy a console if it has all the same downsides? Consoles are great because they are simple to use, turn on fast, no patching or games randomly not working (in theory), no installs, and their main use is to just play games. If consoles are going to mimick PC's, then I'd rather buy a PC since it has a greater set of uses (office use, better internet, graphics, and other general purpose uses)
The sad part is, is that no one seems to care that the simplicity of console gaming is being thrown away, and it isn't just the installs, it is all the downsides to PC gaming, like patches.
Consoles will never have the same downsides, the biggest problem with PC gaming is the mix of hardware and such that makes some games just not run right. That will never happen with consoles because the hardware is identical across the board. Games are designed for a single hardware set up, and everyone has it.
Installs are still simple, you put a disc in and it auto-installs when you start the game, it doesn't get any harder than that. New patches automatically download when you start a game, and aain auto-install, on PS3 at least (dunno about 360).
Yeah it sucks that games will now suffer that 'release and patch later' problem PC games often have, but a fix later is better than a fix never. (Yeah a know no need for a fix is even better than that).
Look at Tomb Raider Underworld on the Wii, you can spend hours on that game, get to one of the later levels, and a switch is missing. Loading a save prior to that level and trying again doesn't help, you hit that bug, your hours are all wasted and starting a new game is the only option, other than downloading a save file from the net to play from, but isn't that just manual patching? I hit a bug with Twilight Princess that forced me to restart and lose god knows how many hours. What i would have given for a patch to that...