Yeah... After buying my ps3 for 599$, I'm not going to buy any console until they give the first price drop to them. Buying a console on launch day is a bad idea you have to learn from. Game library is so short I don't know what I was thinking forking that much money. Having a reliable PC is enough to compensate.
I've never bought a console on launch before, but I'm considering it for the PS4. I just have to wait and see what we find out about it. i was kind of hoping for a price between $350 and $400, but if it goes over that by a little I won't mind too much.
I'll have more than likely have the console paid off before it ever releases and some extra cash set aside for games/accessories (even some of those most likely paid off beforehand). I always thought it kind of odd for someone to just walk-in to a store and spend all that money at once.