..but how do we really have faith in them as a company when their initial vision was so wrong on so many levels?
I think that is my main problem currently and it was one that the guys just echoed on the Bombcast. The constant back peddling reaches a point where it becomes difficult to believe any plans these folks are laying out because they are changing from day to day. One day the system requires a daily internet check in. The next it doesn't. One day it has no headset. The next it does. One day you need to have the Kinect always hooked up to boot the system. The next you don't.
For whatever people want to say about how great these changes may be, and they are, they also shouldn't have needed to have been made in the first place. They stand in stark contrast to Sony who has been fairly consistent in their messaging. They aren't wildly thrashing around needing to roll back poor decisions every other week. It helps build a little more confidence that Sony actually has a solid plan and thought this thing out a bit.
If Microsoft was this wrong on so many aspects of the XBoxOne, it also sort of makes me wonder if they were on the ball when it comes to the hardware. Hopefully there aren't any serious issues with the launch equipment, but wouldn't that be a fitting end to the utter mess that this system's unveil has been?