I guess I just don't see the point of these things - why not just custom build a computer for way less than it's costing for a lot of these machines? Some of the cheaper Steam Machines don't run other OSes (or at least that's what I've gotten from it) whereas the more expensive ones that are $1000 and up, can run Windows. I just don't see that point - for a lot less expensive you can build your own PC and run Steam AND Windows AND games that aren't on Steam.
Do Steam Machines really have a market? I would assume that people who would be into this stuff would be more into having an all-in-one, customized machine like an actual PC. What's your take on them?