We all know it's happening, may not know when but it's happening very soon that the next gen is coming. I think I've been the only one not up for a new gen only cause I don't want to fork over the money for a new console that has bugs or wait for the bugs to leave but then miss on launch titles that seemed amazing but have dated by the time I get the new console. I'm in a grass is always greener situation as a xbox owner because I see the PS3 as a console with all these great exclusives I can never play while xbox clings too much to terrible kinect-ness and the only games to save me are multi-platform or Halo (basically the only exclusive besides gears). But then when I say that to Sony owners I know they say this wish they got xbox instead and list their reasons. From rumors the next xbox may still be too motion focused meaning I might go Sony but I'm feeling like the solution to my first world problem is to just go into PC gaming. Problem is, contrary to what you guys may say, I see PC gaming as an expensive hobby that I have to constantly pay to maintain. All the money I have to fork over to get a good enough rig just to play the games I want (which I agree can be compared to forking over money to get a console to play a game), then the money used to update the rig (video cards etc.) just to play newer games released not that far into the future. Renting and gamefly go out of the window meaning I won't be able to play and test as many games as I could on a console. Sure there's steam sales but I'd have to wait till there's a sale on a game I'd like to try out but not necessarily buy. Example: I thought the new medal of honor would be good, it was crap, I rented it, played it, hated it and returned it. A process that I feel if I had a PC would go like: bought it, hated it and myself for a eternity. Also if I got a PC gaming it would have to be a laptop cause I'll also use it for school (probably would be in graduate school when the next gen comes out if it's in the next 2-3 year period) or even then I don't want a desktop and I know when it comes to gaming desktops are better to go with than laptops. I wrote all of this to ask you guys what you thought: is the next gen of consoles, from rumors and speculations, worth giving a try or at least waiting to discover if it is or should I just start banking on PC gaming and that maybe it isn't as expensive of a hobby to maintain?