Not trying to start a flame-fest on myself, but what are the reasons people are so pissy about or scared of in regards to "Microsoft build quality"?
Yes I know about the RROD issues. Been through a total of 8 units myself since we became an "XBOX360" house. But in each case, every time, they fixed the issue for free. Did I get a refurbed unit. Prolly... But in each case I had less than a two week wait. And if we were pacing the floors, we bought a new 360. And soon within 2 years, all the people in my household at the time 5 of them, had their own 360.
I guess while there was a defect discovered that caused modes of failure that were unplanned for by Microsoft, not once, were they mean, unresponsive etc in fixing my consoles. yes it was unfortunate but they did take care of me for 3 years per console. I feel the same for the Sony issue as well though have zero experience with it. Was there some terrible corporate policy to give the finger to the consumers regarding those issues that I never experienced?
I guess I am just not concerned about the "build" because I figure that if the console pukes out, they will fix the problem like the 360.
I know have a buddy who is on his fourth 360. he bought it at Costco and never had to wait a day when he got the RRoD. He simply took it back and got another one. On top of that, if they were on sale he got money back... It was absurd.