Well an interesting read this has been. Thanks to those of you who had something constructive to post, your comments were really helpful. Those of you who sat here and complained over how stupid I must be for making the topic, guess what? You whiny babies wasted time posting responses. Good job!
Have I bought one yet? Nope.
I'm interested in God of War 3 and Heavy Rain, but that's about it. Well maybe Yakuza 3 a little. The more I browse online for videos and pics of exclusive titles, the more I find that so many of these games are eye candy, not so much content. I found that one of my friends had a PS3 so I tried a few games. Unless it's a cross platform title or a big promoted game, it feels like a single player experience. The 360 community online just feels more fun then PSN.
I like the idea of having a Blu-Ray player that gets more frequent firmware updates since it is also a video game system. The cost savings however between buying the PS3 and extended warranty vs a regular Blu-Ray player is pretty big. Almost enough for me to just get a nice mid range Blu-Ray player and be done. Plus most Blu-Ray players I'm considering have integrated ethernet anyway.
My only remaining question is this: If you turn on the PS3 and put in a Blu-Ray movie, how long before it starts? Is there any warmup time, or a delay before it reads and loads the movie? The only thing stopping me from buying a Blu-Ray player today is that most local stores don't have them connected to compare warmup times. Best Buy keeps one sony model hooked to a few tv's and thats it. I think I might actually have to venture into a Flanners store to get a worthy comparison.