I've been checking out the many posts (here & elsewhere) about the upcoming X-Box & Gamecube, & how they compare with the PS2...which system is better, which one is crap...etc.etc.etc. Then there are all the spec posts - ( ex: Rogue Leader can't run on a X-Box... ). Finally, there is still the Sony is crap, Nintendo rules posts...( BTW, insert any gaming company on either side...) Well, I got to thinking.....Who Cares???????????? Why does it matter what system can push x amount of polygons??? Or what system has Dolby 5.1 in realtime??? I could go on, and on, and on... My point is this - X-Box has a lot of potential. Gamecube does as well. The PS2 is finally getting some decent games that show what the thing is capable of. Rogue Leader looks awesome, and is the reason why I'm buying a GC @ launch. If I have the extra money, the X-Box has enough going for it that I might buy that @ its launch, or at least sometime in the future after that. But this "wow factor" ALWAYS exists when a new system comes out. Remember NFL2K & Soul Caliber for the Dreamcast?? I bet that a lot of us were shaking our heads saying OMG,that is sooo cool? But go back further..Goldeneye for the N64 - Sonic the Hedgehog for the Genesis - Battle Arena Toshinder for the PSOne - Super Mario Bros & Zelda for the NES...heck, I'm old enough to remember when Atari & Intellivision were the kings but OMG look at the arcade-perfect Donkey Kong (or so I thought at the time) on the Colecovision. Hell, I'll even bet that there was one person who thought that the Virtual Boy was gonna be the "next best thing". A system does not make the game. But a game can make a system succeed. Do you honestly think the vastly inferior Game Boy would have been the success that it was without Tetris? Every system has good games...games that stand the test of time...games that are as fun to play now as they were 5,10,even 20 years ago. All I am saying is take a minute or two to think about what systems that you own, & how much fun you have had with them. Then, look again at some of these posts about the next-gen systems, and realize that the future,as well as the big picture, is looking pretty damn good... PS: Just wondering if there is anyone old enough out there who remembers when having a Pong system for you TV was the coolest thing ever??? ------------------ "Don't make me angry....You wouldn't like me when I'm angry......"