Microsoft to consumers: Please attach MS Utters now. Milking to commence shortly
In recent times the 360 got a redesign. It started to work with the whole squares philosophy of MS. I've grown to not dislike the look. However with these updates also came a clear focus on throwing ads in the user's face at all times.
Now if I go to the games marketplace, then sure throw some ads at me. I'm presumably there to look for games. Same goes for music/film etc.
The problem for me was that my homescreen was now also plastered with advertisements. When I'm on my homescreen then presumably I want to do things concerning my xbox, that is: play the game in the console, browse my recent games (a neat feature), perhaps I could see the latest achievement I'd unlocked, which of my friends are online, or suggestions of games that I own, but haven't played in a while. But no - it's just a tiny square for current game, a tiny square for recently played, and 2/3 of the screen for ads.
Another almost unnoticeable move is the inability to go directly from the home-button menu (the one that pops up when you click the xbox button on the controller) to the games marketplace. You can go to music or film, but to get to the games marketplace you have to swing by the game-main menu to see the ads.
I see now that this was merely heralding the new times of Xbox. Where the main functionality is advertisements, spying on the person renting the damn thing, and attempting to squeeze as much money out of cowsumers as possible. MS appears to be doing their learning (in game related matters) from EA.
Presumably the Xbone will come without a few core features which you can unlock for the simple price of your right arm or your first-born daughter.
TLDR: The poster will not be getting an Xbone!