I never said I was a fan of always on but its not a deal-breaker for me. I knew it was coming sooner or later so I've chosen to deal with it. Otherwise, what? Boycott the system and miss out on some great games? No thanks. If Sony goes the same route, so be it. I'm going to end up with both consoles probably within the next year. I see only minor issues that aren't going to alter the gaming experience. But hey, that's me.