First off, Nothing says summer is here like some E3 Wombat bashing for taking free stuff. Kazoo anyone?
Second, This Xbox one stuff is the latest example of how gamers make even the smallest controversy into a world ending referendum on the topic of the day. Microsoft is not evil and out to end the gaming industry as we know it. They are a coporation who has slowly become out of touch with the everyday gamer since the departure of Peter Moore and the layoff of the Gamerscore Blog and Trixie 360. I think 80% of the current users would have not been negatively affected by the 24 hour internet DRM requirement and the "authorized retail partners" for disc based Xbox One games would have certainly included GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and large regional based game resellers. Game Sharing would have been much more useful to me then used games especially as a single dad who has custody of my son, It would have made playing games with him when hes at his moms on the weekends much easier.
The biggest problem with Microsoft is without the Gamerscore Blog and Trixie 360 there to speak truth to power, they have done a terrible job communicating the benefits of their vision of next gen beyond better graphics. Major Nelson, E and that bunch is older and in a different economic class then the vast majority of the Xbox community where as the Gamerscore guys seemed more middle class and could have helped developed a narritive that explained why these changes could benefit gamers. Instead they let Insular board room culture dictate how they delivered the message and left it up to the games press to shape the narrative and enrage the gaming community as a whole. Now some people would have been pissed at any changes no matter what but MS didn't have to be in this position and could've easily seen the solution was to keep prior policy for Digital games and keep disc based games status quo with a buy in option as a choice left up to the consumer. They could have spun them as being more progressive and Sony being stuck in the mud.
As of right now I have preordered an Xbox One, as I waited to compare the games I would likely play based on annoucements at the press conferences and the rest of E3 the Xbox One came out ahead for me and I am more immersed in the Xbox Live ecosystem then the PSN ecosystem. Deciding based on which system has more games I want to play, imagine that.