Agreed. I'm an early adopter, but unless you are dying for a connected living room, why I admittedly was psyched about and am not disappointed, best wait for Titanfall, or whatever ps4 game people care about enough to get a system for.
Or if you need to get in shape. Xbox fitness is boss.
From a physical standpoint? Yes. The hardware itself is worth $500. Games look good and play fine. It has a lot of potential and kinect is awesome.
From a software standpoint? Not quite yet. It has some kinks that need worked out and will likely be worked out in the next few months.
From a strict gaming standpoint? Definitely not yet. It will eventually but if you are just looking for the best gaming experience and best value you should build a PC before the holidays and take advantage of deep game discounts.
Wait a year or two before you jump into any new products. I am a paranoid person, so I fear I'd get a broken console right away. This happens when I had to send my old 360 in for repair 5 separate times, don't want to relive that.
I think so, loving DR3 and Ryse, I also find myself using snap and using the game DVR a lot more than I thought I would, but there several bugs that need fixing and whatnot, however your question is subjective, I'd suggest going to a friends house that has
one and try it for yourself.