Little love for HDMI
Besides, gamers simply weren't getting anything out of its inclusion. "According to our research, most of the customers who bought the Elite weren't using the HDMI. We've removed it, and pased it on as part of our price savings," Greenberg told Ars.
I find it hard to believe that people play HD games with Composite cables. And if one actually does so, they are truely missing out. The difference is Huge, with a capital H. Though that "research" could've ment that people already had a HDMI laying around, and that they didnt specifically used the included HDMI cable?!