Nothing beats a Czech Pilsner, indeed. But I'm very fond of Grolsch, an egregious Pilsner from the Netherlands. Even Michael Jackson (The Beer Adept) spoke well of this beer, and said it's a good example of what a Bohemian-style brewed Pilsner should taste like.
I remember in my teenage days I didn't want to be mainstream. So I listened to extreme music, like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Testament, etc. Then some of these bands' popularity went to sky-rocketing heights. I hated them for that, 'cause now I felt like every other 'Ego-Challenged' degenerate! So I listened to even more extreme and obscure music, like (Scandinavian) Death and Black Metal. Okay, you understand what I'm driving at. Ultimately, even these bands gained a fair amount of popularity. And all of a sudden it occurred to me that all artists, no matter what genre, want to sell as much records as possible. Éspecially their record-label! And that's where the desillusion kicked in. It's all about the f-'ing money! And there's nothing wrong with that. : ) As long as what you do, you do with a passion, you're okay in my book. And do you happen to make a million in the process? Well, God bless you!
In short, yeah, I wás a hipster. I só wanted to be different. For the sake of being different. The perennial quest for Identity. And when I grew older, I became more nuanced in my way of thinking. In the end, everything will be exploited. If there's money to be made, the product (yes, from that moment on, you or what you do/have, becomes an IP!) will be pushed by the strong medium of marketing.
Just the X360. It's well-supported and affordable. All the major games come out for it. And selective as I am, I don't feel like I'm missing out on the other consoles' exclusives. My X360 I bought in 2008. No RROD or other malfunctions since. I love that system!