But I do/will care if my console works. I know I sound a bit petulant here but I do care about the future of my stuff. I'll probably keep hold of my 360 for as long as it'll continue to work, which could be decades from now, just as I'll keep hold of a DVD player for my DVDs. Hell, my Dad still has every record he ever bought, and a turntable to play them on, even though music is currently in the process of transcending formats and becoming all digital. Granted, he rarely plays them, but the player is always out and plugged in, so he knows that he can if he wants to. People want to hold on to things that are meaningful to them, and I believe that video games are no exception. I want to know that the console will work until it can't work n'more, not until the makers have given up on it.
The way of life is the posture of a tree; rigid trunk for structured and directed childhood, followed by open branches - life choices. Some branches take one higher than others, and some split many times. But never forget...Every branch bears a leaf.