i remember when watches went digital and people complained then that they would no long have ownership over time and how they would miss those moments in between the tick and the tock of a traditional analogue watch.
but look at us now with our digit watches all over.
i've been playing FPS's since wolfenstein and last night i started Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon and love it.
i never play the same genre back to back though.
before Blood Dragon it was The Last of Us, before that it was Tomb Raider, before that The Swapper, before that Bioshock:Infinite. etc... i mix it up to keep it all fresh as i can so i don't get bored.
I'm stubborn to the extent that I'm still holding off buying a controller for my PC to this day. I rarely find M&KB truly problematic personally so keep that in mind. That said, XCOM is very playable with M&KB. There are some UI issues with the different heights/ layers but I don't think a controller would solve that. Other than that it's intuitive and easy save for the occasional concession for consoles (clumsy inventory, soldier selection) that could be better if it was designed purely for the PC but isn't.
wow! controllers have been around for the PC for about 15 - 20 years so to hold out this long is AMAZING.
i broke about 10 years ago and bought a MS sidewinder controller for a few games and then splashed out £20 in a wired 360 controller.