aaawww, you're too kind. edit: i suppose i should add a serious answer to this thread. when i made this decision, i ended up with a PS3. a console is a fairly big purchase, and i didn't want to feel like i'd cheaped out. i didn't want to pay extra for wifi, and online play, and i didn't want to have to worry about a RROD. and the PS3 is very slightly more open than the xbox, with its user-replaceable hard disk and bluetooth/usb controllers. in the end though, i'm sure i would have been just as happy with an xbox. the best way to decide is to look at the exclusive games catalog, and decide which has more games you are interested in. and if you have more friends on live than on PSN, probably go for an xbox. it gets kind of annoying not knowing anybody IRL to play with.