What a joy to behold. Im an experienced pc gamer which I believed to be a far superior platform for gaming. I took the step into the console world with the 360 and I shall never look back. What an awesome machine, the best bit about pc is the online gaming. Xbox live is an awesome achievement on Microsofts part. Add all you mates on a private list, easily start co-op campaigns and multiplayer games together. This is great with such titles as Rainbow six Vegas and Gears of War. Also worth mentioning is the gamer score which you build up with achievements, a great little feature.
Networking with the Xbox 360 is simple as. Plug it into your standard home router, or wi-fi it with the adapter if you have a wireless adapter. If you are lucky enough to be running windows Vista or XP you will be sharing your media within seconds, I stream all my music from my Xbox while playing games! Having a rampage on crackdown while listening to push it to the limit of Scareface is a laugh!
With great titles coming out in the near future and downloadable content for GTA 4 (which the Ps3 shall not get), the Xbox 360 gets my thumbs up as the most superior gaming machine currently on the market.
Well done to Microsoft for not including a HDVD drive or Blue ray, as we dont know which will win the format war, they can release drives at a later date, Sony are taking a gamble with they blue ray drive.
Not mentioned so far are the excellent wireless accessories, both the Bluetooth headset and controller, both well thought of and designed.
If you cant afford a HDTV just yet get the 360 and the VGA cable and hook it up to your PC LCD widescreen monitor, which can be bought for cheap as chips.
Bring on Halo 3 and GTA 4 :)