I use my xbox one every day. even when not gaming, and thats the beauty of the system and MS's goal to expand beyond gaming.
The problem is that MS's goal to expand beyond gaming is coming at the expense of gaming. All the resources that went into the Kinect could have been devoted to real gaming. Or, put another way, the resources that should have been devoted to real gaming were diverted because Microsoft got distracted by the Wii's success. The problem is that the Wii's motion control was a fad as evidenced by the lackluster success of the Wii U. Meanwhile, the Kinect tail is wagging the console dog.
Most games are multi-platform. They take an inclusive approach and are not going to put center stage some weird peripheral unique to one system. IMHO, the 360 is the best console out there. It combines a great user interface with a great community experience that provide gamers with the right surroundings to immerse themselves in exceptional games. It even provided aficionados of motion control with an optional Kinect that, unlike the X1's version, was not rammed down everyone's throat. Whereas, the X1 took a step back from the 360 with its incoherent user interface and poorer community experience, the PS4 took a step forward from the PS3 in both categories.
The bottom line is all the major console manufacturers have gotten too big for their britches at one point or another--Sony, Nintendo, Sega, Atari, ColecoVision, and the list goes on. Now, Microsoft, who had been stellar in the past in providing gamers what they wanted, has now decided to ignore them and pursue its own agenda--what you refer to as "MS's goal to expand beyond gaming."
you heard it here folks, from the authority of gaming himself
I remember when PSN was free, Sony fanboys would flock to threads like this and say "LOL YOU PAY TO PLAY ONLINE LOLOLOL" and "I WOULD NEVER EVER SUPPORT A COMPANY THAT CHARGES YOU TO PLAY ONLINE!
Then, a week later when it was announced that you'd have to pay for it on PS4, all of the Sony fanboys did a complete 180. "It such a great deal!" "It's only $5 a month!!!".
I was a PS+ subscriber from the day it was first available. Well before it was required for online play. If someone tells you its not worth it does that matter? It shouldn't. As long as you feel its worth it who cares if someone else doesn't. --- PSN: Mokmuud live gamertag: Fumokmuud NNID: Mokmuud 3DS FC: 3222-6547-9539