Steve Wysowski from XboxFocus.com writes:
For me, Xbox LIVE was the sole reason to purchase an Xbox 360 in November of 2005. As launch swiftly approached, my ambivalence towards Microsoft's new, creamy system wasn't finding any answers. I wasn't too interested in the launch games the system was releasing with, and I wasn't faithful to the original Xbox at all. However, when I saw all the features that the 360's new online service was expected to boast, I was convinced.
Two and a quarter years later, I can now easily say I made a good investment. I have spent thousands of hours with my 360 (yeah, an RROD is on its way no doubt), and I have never spent as much time any other system as I have with my unit. While the system has been solid and the games have been great, it is Microsoft's LIVE service that has kept me playing for so long.Xbox LIVE is truly Microsoft's water and air, as without it, I doubt the company's Xbox brand would be half of what it is. It was my original reasoning for purchasing the system, and it has paid off in every way possible.
While the Xbox LIVE is far and beyond a better service than its competitors, there are still some problems that can be fixed and some additions that can be added to put LIVE in a separate universe (although its annual fee would probably pull it back in anyway). So, I have listed the top five additions I believe Microsoft should consider to add to Xbox LIVE when its spring update rolls around.