I guess the first thing I'm curious about is... why? The post seems to come from outta left field and doesn't seem to be provoked by anything in particular. What sparked you to write it? Just wanted to reignite a console war?
Ultimately I do think there are some points here: there's no real resale value and you will need to shell out more than a console for a decent gaming rig. That said, being a "Veteran CAG" by the your standards isn't something I really see as a mark of excellence namely because there's a largely ignored side effect to saving money, and that is wasting time. The more money you try to save, the more time you have to spend to do it. I'd rather take the hit and buy a $5 game that I can't resell then spend the time having to resell the games I played (or didn't play, you know how CAGs like to "backlog") when I could be doing something else, like learning sweet power chords on my guitar. There are some incentives that PC gaming offers that might make it worthwhile to a CAG even if they can't resell it. As an outsider looking in I'm always envious of the better graphics and mods that I can't get on my PS3.