Well, I have a PS3 (along with lots of other consoles, mine is a house of teched up weirdoes) and it sees a lot of use. The network hack didn't affect any account in my household, we had no problems at all apart from the net being down, but we have had repeated technical outs of the Xbox live network which has caused much distress when it's gone down in the middle of games of Left 4 Dead. The ps3 won't play ps2 games, which I agree sucks, but it does play some ps 1 games and it also plays blu-ray discs, which is a big bonus; we do have a separate blu-ray player, but sometimes I don't feel like jacking it in to the slots (too many devices to leave it plugged in) so we can just use the ps3. And no need for extra controllers to play the blu rays, you can use the normal controller. Plus it works through my home router with no extra gadgets or wires, connected wirelessly from the word go - and our Xbox 360 elite needed a special wireless adapter which only connects to the router properly about one try in 3, so we usually wind up with a cable across the room to connect it the old way. And I have to say there are some good ps3 games - like Little Big Planet, Disgaea 3, God of War, Heavy Rain, Killzone, and Resistance. Though Naughty Bear was a letdown.