Got my Kinectless One and had the same day 1 patch that I had to do with the Kinect one.
They still require that day 1 patch? That's absolutely ridiculous if you're telling the truth.
Why do you find it ridiculous? I don't understand how the SKU without the Kinect would be any different OS wise then the SKU with the Kinect since it is the same Xbox just without the hardware. It seems like it would be a lot of work to create a whole new OS for the xbox without the Kinect when it still has a Kinect port on it in case you want to buy one later down the line.