First off, I must admit I stole the title from a guy who lived down the hall from me my freshman year of college. Toby Toland: thank you for an amazingly applicable quote.
2 years ago, soon after my second PS3's red light flashed, I swore off Sony as a video game platform. By that time, I had replaced 2 original Playstation systems, 3 PS2's (one of which lasted a whopping month after launch) and my backwards-compatible 60gb PS3. With the demise of it's replacement (an 80gb model), I was done with them.
I was willing to forgive them for all the past failures because the technology inside those boxes was just so DAMN GREAT and it was home to so many unique titles that couldn't be found on anywhere else. The main reason I purchased the Playstation initially (after growing up with Nintendo's systems) was to play Final Fantasy VII and I grew to admire their stance as the anti-Nintendo with their developers and what games they would allow to appear on their platform. Unfortunately, the fragility of their hardware (in this regard they were the bizzaro Nintendo, whose consoles and handhelds have never failed me) combined with the shrinking number of exclusive titles eroded my patience and that little flashing red light sealed Sony's fate.
In the space between then and now, I considered reneging on my vow to leave them behind, much like one considers taking back a partner who broke their trust, but I remained strong and resisted my urge to let them back into my AV setup.
And finally this:
The last one sealed it. To quote a great Sports Night episode (really weren't they all great?), it was bishop to queen's rook 7.
Now I have one of the cute, tiny, toploader PS3's, a year's subscription to Playstation Plus, and (thanks to a friend) a PS Vita.
We will see how this goes.
Will this one join the graveyard of Sony products I already possess or will I learn to love again? The question I find myself asking most is "why have I done this again?".
Maybe I'm the triflin' one...