Is it really fair to judge it before anyone has had a chance to develop games for it? Everything on it at the moment are Android games updated to use the controller instead of a touch interface.
I'm not expecting it to be a particularly appealing console, but outright dismissing it at this early stage is pretty dumb.
Reviews are for the time being, they both say as it is RIGHT NOW is not worth it. They do mention the future potential but as a costumer why would you buy a product based on "potential" ?
I tend to purchase things and look forward to their potential and how they'll fit in with my lifestyle. It's the only reason why I really have a 3DS, Roku, and a few other things. I'm not going to write the Ouya off yet.
If you like to buy because of guts instead of reason its a fair posture, But then why would you care about what a review says?
Personally, I like to buy stuff that I have use for, specially with consumer electronics.. there is no scarcity of good ones. Why buy the bad ones? there is no even time to use them.