I have had my Xbox One since day one because I love the whole platform. Xbox controllers are the whole reason why I got into console gaming, but that's not really what I wanted to talk about. What I wanted to talk about was how this entire console is gimped and requires the Kinect for things that it really shouldn't. First off, the only thing that the Kinect does that I find any value in is handling voice commands. Yes, it is horrible at it, often recognizing random things I said as commands that sound NOTHING like what I said, and I could live without it, which is not a good thing for the console. That being said, I have had my Kinect camera covered with a sheet of paper since the day I got it and have only used the camera a few times, mostly to try Skype, which I no longer use. Because my camera is blocked, many actions are incredibly stupid. For instance, even though I am the ONLY person who uses my Xbox One, I have to manually sign in every time... why, oh why did they do this? This is a clear gimp to force people to use facial recognition software that couldn't tell the different between my friends who have about a 100lb weight disparity. It even recognized my friends dog as a person and worse yet, signed someone in randomly because it thought it saw someone. The other thing that is a clear gimp is that my headset does not work until I "choose this person" from the home screen. I mean the damn headset is plugged into my controller, isn't that enough. I'm sorry for turning this into my own little rant, however I think these are some serious issues that shouldn't have been addressed before the console was even released. The Xbox 360 always had these features since 2005, and the Xbox One just seemed to leave them out because MS saw an opportunity to force the Kinect on people. Love the console, hate the Kinect.