Why would I pay money for something that doesn't even work?
It's time for people to stop pretending this thing works properly. Even during the 25% of the time you can get the Kinect working, you're still standing up to play bad minigames with no tactile feedback. If Microsoft pushes Kinect any further rather than focusing on great 1st party games, I'm going to jump ship to Sony.
I feel Microsoft is messing up the back half of this console cycle.
I agree Kinect seems awful. Xbox live is joke compared to PSN; PSN+ gets better deals constantly, the interface is faster, has less ads and multiplayer is free. Xbox exclusives aren't that interesting anymore, I mean the new Gears looks identical to Gears 3 in terms of the visuals and will probably play the same too.
Reading stuff like this makes Activision and Infinity Ward look good.
When MW2's online became vulnerable to cheats on PS3 (after the PS3 got hacked), they initially stated that patching in a fix would be too time consuming and costly; as IW was working on MW3 and BlackOps was already available. But in the end they patched it anyways.
I remember reading that Kingdom's of Amalur had a similar issue. They announced a patch that would fix a number of issues and introduce a harder difficultly, but they scrapped plans for that after they went bankrupt.