We read it all the time, I think system A is better than system B because... Or why would you want that system? Some reasons are rational, others not so much. But who exactly are they trying to convince, themselves that they made the right choice? Or better yet, do we have to make a choice? For some yes we do. Financially not everyone can buy all the systems. Or some simply do not have the time to play everything on every platform. Perfectly acceptable reasons to limit your enjoyment. But what about those that go beyond that? Those that need to defend their decisions or worse yet attack the other platforms? What does that say about these individuals?
To sidetrack a bit and maybe did deeper into this way of thinking it reminds me of how people will change their buying habits based on some moral ground. Remember when Mel Gibson made those anti-semitic remarks? How many stopped watching his movies because of it? Call me shallow but I don't care what he said. I think he is a fine actor. Get the Gringo was a great movie. Why would I deprive myself from enjoying that movie because he made some stupid comments?
This takes me to video games. Why do some people act like they can't enjoy games like Gran Turismo And Forza? Why can't we like both? Is it because we deprived ourselves from owning both systems so we made a choice and now we have to fight to make sure we made the right one? Or are these arguments based on some moral ground? That these companies or game developers said or did something so now we refuse ourselves from enjoying those games?
Has gaming turned that personal where we read way too much and get too involved with what goes on behind the scenes, that we have lost focus? Where we can no longer just escape and have fun and share our hobby? Where it's better to argue and attack others for not making the same buying decisions?
Let me ask again, are some of us really enjoying limiting our enjoyment?