I've just got to say, picking up a PS3 on Sunday is something I should have done about half a year or so ago when I made the decision to make my second console a Wii. The Wii is useless. Bugger all titles, terrible online, (i think personally) a crap control system. There's no configuration, no real advanced qualities - its like a damn Mac. I know people have passionate rebuttals to all of this, but I guess it's just not for me, the whole console feels like a gimmick. Originally, I was probably one of the PS3's biggest critics. I laughed along with everyone else at each fall Sony had, but I guess the last laugh was won with Blu-ray. That, and MGS4. Wow, what a game. I really enjoy the PS3. The menu system is better then I thought it would be, the FAH feature is surprising too, the games load quickly, downloading data is fast, online is free and works, the system is quiet and quick. The ability to swap out HDDs and muck around with Linux is welcome. Blu-ray is stunning. The console's come a long, long way since launch (when frankly, I really don't think it was worth purchasing back then) and while I lament the lack of PS2 emulation, I can live without it. It's a great complement to the 360, another brilliant console, and both do different things well thus making them both a requirement for any gamer. The Wii, however, is moving onto a new owner. What do you guys think about the past few years? I'd be interested to hear from the people who bought a console at launch.