I'll buy a new console if there are exclusive games I want to play. That's really the whole story for me.
No matter the hindrances to play it?
Hindrances? For example? Having a persistent internet connection wouldn't be an issue for me. I wouldn't be interested in playing any motion-control heavy games. I already don't partake in the used market. If I can buy a PS4, pop in a copy of Second Son and play, that's really all I'm looking for.
Yeah, and what about DLCs and season passes? The whole side-business generated around a game, to demand a few more coppers.
Isn't that dependent on the game you get out of the box? If it's a great game, then why would I care about DLC? In the rare case that I do care, I'm glad that there is more content coming. For example, I had a great time with Battlefield 3's Season Pass. BF Premium kept me well entertained for over a year, and it was a great value.
It's pretty simple. I care about what I get, not about stuff I don't get. Not having something doesn't ruin the thing you have, unless it's integral to it. As far as I'm concerned, that's never happend to me. The shadiest it's ever gotten was Mass Effect 3's Leviathan DLC (albeit I don't quite see its ending redeeming quality like Brad does). I'm putting that whole mess down to bad writing, rather than nefarious planning anyways. I didn't buy it either and I don't care. The ending was shit, and it would have been shit with Leviathan as well. As far as I'm concerned, ME3's ending was mechanically lacking - by not offering Suicide Mission-like *Commander Moments* in the context of the *Galaxy at War* effort. The whole Deus-Ex-Machina thing was as expected, as it was wholly underwhelming in execution, and to the detriment of the entire Mass Effect fiction.
Regardless - for the most parts, I find the dislike of DLC irrational. There's good and there's bad DLC. It depends what it is, what it's for, and what it costs. DLC is not inherently evil. If you see DLC and the likes as such, I think you should reflect on that, because it's not that clearcut black and white.