I'd like to talk about video game consoles/platforms and why having one is preferable to having another.
My wife and I recently bought a Wii. Up until now, I did not have a 7th generation (current gen) console. My thoughts were that the Wii's games were often too "casual"; and the 360 suffers from rampant hardware failure, scratches discs if moved while a disc is inserted, and costs an extra ~$100/yr for access to xBox Live. This left me with the PS3, which doubles as a Bluray player, but spending over $300 on a console was still a bit much of a barrier to entry. So, for a time I just let the whole issue be, especially after having discovered Steam.
What got me thinking about it again was that I was given some money from family for my birthday, and my wife brought subject up. Now, I've recently played on a 360 that has a Kinect, and though I think it's great I just don't have the proper amount of room allocated at my place for it to function properly, not to mention the whole set of 360+Kinect is expensive. However, the issue of the PS3 seems to have answered itself for the near future since the Playstation Network has been hacked more than once in recent days. I just don't feel secure going near it until Sony can cover themselves and fix the issues at hand.
In comes the Wii to my mind. It's fairly cheap, it has Zelda, Metroid, Mario and Virtual Console; and I can install ScummVM on it and play LucasArts games on my TV. So, I bought it. Mine is black.