Quite refreshing to read mr tug. Or Mrs, whatever.
I'd agree that gaming snobbiness graphics wise is annoying, however I see next gen, as I've written above, as maybe the final graphical stage for consoles, they greatly help with immersion, graphics do. It's jarring to see blurring because the framerates are too low, or when you see everything jagged etc, it doesn't ruin the games - some of my favourite games are with 'average' graphics, but I'd like there to be a point where everything flows smoothly and is really beleivable.
Though back in the day I thought everything was the tits, maybe the problem is devs going further in quality, if we all said 'yeah this is great, that'll do' no one would yearn for the difference... maybe.
It's all in the game...