I don't see the point of getting pissed off at new gaming consoles.
If you don't like it, or the way they did their thing, just don't support them by not buying their product.
Or if you must, buy it anyway and keep complaining, maybe they will heed your ranting for their next product.
Both consoles are riddled with gimmicks, at this point there's not much interest in nitpicking all of that.
What matters most is what kind of titles they will eventually receive--which is not foreseeable.
The other thing that matters the most is how much enjoyment it can bring you.
Price? They will put something. Stupid price or not, up to them.
They will face reality seeing how well things sell.
Most pointless of all is the way the console will look.
Not completely pointless, alright, but what matters more to you? Form or function?
I wouldn't care if the PS4 had all its guts strapped in a transparent tupperware. If that enclosure will keep it safe enough, and will not take up too much space, then it's all good.
PS3 was pretty IMO, but curved top means nothing can be stacked on top of it. Meanwhile the PS2 slim had a flip cover, which also means nothing can go above it, and needs a big clearance space to open the tray.
The debate of form follows function, or form defines function is something that alters around in importance in the designing world. Finding a good balance between the two is ideal for both usability and appeal. But if it fails in appeal but excels in function... why not?
It's not like consoles are meant to be glass cased and shown off with other expensive wares in the household.
Also fanboyism is stupid.
Why must one that likes Playstation absolutely have to hate Xbox? Vice versa.