Either way it's a trade off. I was big into PC gaming a few years ago, and while the increase in graphical fidelity and better framerate was great, as a tweaker and tech head I found myself focusing more on that stuff than you know, game play. I was always tweaking settings and DLL files to try and maximize the potential of a game, and in that I lost sight of why I enjoy playing games so much (the story and lore of a given game).
Not having to worry about tweaking that kind of stuff and getting right into the game is the biggest reason I stick to consoles for my gaming experience.
Good post. I used to hate that I would have to decrease the graphical settings on a game for my PC when it was getting old just so I could get a decent frame rate. Consoles just seemed to work. With the last generation and I'm assuming the next generation as well, though, updates and bug fixes are common just like the PC (when it was a cartridge, that wasn't an option). My favourite game of last generation, Dark Souls, had massive slowdown issues in certain areas. I'm playing it now on my PC at 60fps at 1080p and it's a game changer - it is sooo much better (Blighttown, you can kiss my @ss).
I love consoles, but they are really becoming so much more like PCs in terms of updates, apps, etc. For me, I like having the control. If a game runs like crap, I turn down the settings. If it is unacceptable to me, I get a new graphics card, more RAM, etc. You get what you get with a console, and that's it. I do like that developers have to work within the abilities of the console and squeak out every last bit of power to get it looking great, but I like being at the forefront of technology. And, yes, it costs money to do that, but not as much as many think.
I think ultimately what swayed me toward PC gaming was the proprietary accessories consoles were trying to push (Microsoft in particular). I was stoked to hear that the Logitech G27 wheel is compatible with the PS4, but I have heard some complaints about it not working for some.
I will probably get a PS4 when Naughty Dog comes out with their killer app or when Polyphony Digital decides they want to finally make a decent Gran Turismo game again (Gran Turismo 2 was the pinnacle, IMHO).
Wow, I'm babbling. Time to ease off the Christmas cheer and go to bed. Happy New Year's Eve!