In general, I don’t really like Sony either… However, I gotta admit that the PS3 is very impressive, as a machine, in terms of price/performance. If you do your homework, you can use it as a gaming rig, a general-purpose PC, and a Blu-Ray/DVD player for about half the price of a rivaling desktop computer. This, of course, assumes you have a TV (which is fair, since a PC needs a monitor/TV). Personally, I’ve always stuck with PC gaming, and have not had enough of a reason to get a PS3. But if you don’t have any of the 3 things above (or are looking to upgrade), the price is definitely a good deal… and you still get to punish Sony when you buy the console but avoid shelling out for their “content” :D.