Every time the discussion begins about a new console coming out and the hyperbole starts flowing about the newest graphic technology and discussions like this one brew -with those either enamored with, or degrading the upcoming units, I try to remember myself twenty years ago "playing" games on my Commodore 64, later on a friends Intellivision, then on my Coleco Vision, Atari 2600, -(pre 4600), Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and so on and so forth...
I had just as much fun with the text driven or basic video games of my youth. As long as the new games have decent playability, I'm happy, but it is hard to not get caught up in just the graphics.
It also seems to me that what is lost more and more is our (our childrens) imagination when these graphical enhancements continue to increase over time. I can just remember how much fun it was to picture IN MY HEAD what I was playing. Of course, after puberty, my vivid imagination came in handy as well :)