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Insanity : Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.
MS has tried many vast departures from the public consensus with fatal results. Windows Me, Windows Media Center Edition, Vista, 8, Web TV. Why make changes the consumer is not interested in, or that will actually degrade the consumer experience? It seems their philosophy is "give the consumer what we want them to have, they will accept it."
The Xbox One is Microsoft's solution to their long journey of creating a all-in-one set-top box. This however is piggybacked onto the gamers shoulders. Nice new features are wonderful, but not at the expense of the gaming experience.
Do not kid yourself about the used game policy, new game prices will not be cheaper. Checking in every 24 hrs will morph into always on. Personal data will be shared.
Driveatar from Forza 5, the whole concept is about it learning your personal behavior and distributing it
Kinect camera always looking and studying your face, movements, voice, home, etc. creating a profile of you almost as good as DNA. This data stored in the "cloud", and may be used if you log onto your account at another location.
It is my opinion that MS has lost all focus. It is not like Windows, there is another viable choice, PS4.