Bingo! I've never owned a Playstation, but I've owned the Xbox and 360. Microsoft as a whole is a mess right now. The One launch has been disastrous. They couldn't just build a game console, they had to try to take over your living room. I simply don't want all of that, so I'm buying a PS4. I think MS missed the mark, though I think a lot of people will still like the console and it will still sell fine, but I see it trailing the PS4 for sure this time around.
Don't get me wrong though. I think having multimedia consumption features and TV features is a nice plus. As long as it's coming at a good price and i can disable or not use them. What bothers me about the One is that Kinect needs to be connected at all time and i would need to pay 100$ more for it. To me it comes down to the price and what i'm gonna use (or not use ie Kinect).
Also i don't really trust MS about features outside of gaming. Last time i tried to stream a movie from my PC using my 360 i could not read the format. Had to convert the movie and it looked awful. The original 360 was making way too much noise anyway to watch a movie like Monster Ball using it. And most of the Live features outside of gaming were not avalaible in Canada or crippled.
And the PS3 was a media center/Blu-Ray player as well as being labelled a Computer Entertainment System. And the Xbox 360 was likewise a media center/DVD player.
But unless i'm mistaken the 20GB 360 was 100$ cheaper than the 20GB PS3. And it did play a big role.