I do agree. My Xbox1 never died. It’s a bit dusty and plugged into the bedroom TV but it still works.
As for the 360s. My original one never died on my specifically, but I replaced it with a newer one so I could have an HDMI port. So I have my original one to a friend. He used it for a few years and gave it to the kid of a friend of his. It RROD’d on the kid (but did seem to last longer than most of the other original units).
The new one I had with the HDMI port (Falcon?) lasted a while but it RRoD nearly 3 years ago while playing red dead redemption. The Falcon model originally was supposed to prevent the RRoD but it didn’t. I replaced the Falcon with a Jasper model, and it still works. I haven’t needed to upgrade to a slim.
I had a friend who had it worse. Once he got an RRoD he tried to get MS to fix it, and got caught in an endless loop of refurb’s with RRoD’s.
I’ll give MS another chance though. Other than the build quality I was quite happy with the 360. I guess what I’m looking for in the next generation is a bluray drive (I ended up buying a ps3 after my 360 just for bluray), graphics, and the ability to play used games.
If one of the new consoles really goes out of its way to prevent used, rented, or borrowed games, I’ll easily by the other one. It’d get so expensive if I couldn’t swap games with friends or buy used ones from the store.