The true hardware guy's object is to...
...repurpose the box as a nice PC connected to a 1080p resolution monitor that can do some "real" work.
Then you get the cheap box, and forget about the silly game titles (which unfortunately make more $$$$$ than movie titles).
If it were only so easy. The console makers (can you blame them) make it VERY hard to get Linux on the console where some real work can be done. (*SIGH*).