I don't think you need to be rich to afford an internet connection these days and I'm sure stable internet is hardly a worry for most of the population. You can get a line plus broadband in the UK for as little as £5 per month or tether off your mobile.
You may have a point about long term playability of games but until we reach such a cut-off honestly no one really knows how long they can support the service for?
Gamers have grown up like myself playing numerously similar titles. We do have to keep in mind that games/consoles are aimed for the low to mid-teen market and thus our opinion might be a little too seasoned. I can't believe you ever didn't buy into the hype when you were younger. I mean in those days we only got magazines to showcase games and I really got a lot of naff titles which were far worse than Halo X or Call of Duty X.
To all the morons here that see it as "no biggie", especially the retards with the Xbox Live avatards and signaturds, pop your heads out of your ass for a second and think a little bigger than your simpleton "I have a stable connection and I'm rich so no worries" approach and think what happens in 20 years when you want to replay your favorite game but MS has shut down the servers because there are already 3 generations of console ahead. Are you seriously that thick in the head?
Oh wait, why would you want to do that anyway? I see the error of my logic. Who would want to replay the "classics" such Gears of War clone 128731289379 or Halo or Call a Doody 1239871203896712089376120938671293867?
**** you. **** you and **** your entire "gaming" generation. You are a shame for humanity.