We only have one connection in the house and it's always connected to the computer. To DL something for the 360 or the PS3 I have to disconnect it and run it across the room to where my systems are. Then I have to return it back to the computer before my wife has a cow about me using it. If I we're to play a game online I would be constantly moving the line back and forth. Big pain in the ass.
You don't have a router? You only have one computer in the house? I figured just about everyone had wireless routers these days, and the PS3 has wifi built in. I can't even imagine only having one computer hooked up at a time. My place is littered with PCs, laptops, consoles, handhelds, tablets, phones, etc, all sharing the connection at once...
Plus, our DSL is only 3mb/sec. Fast enough for most things, but I can't imagine that's good enough for a decent gaming experience.
good enough. More than enough. I don't know what you're judging this by since you obviously don't have any online gaming experience, but it really doesn't require a ton of bandwidth. There are plenty of people playing online with worse connections than yours.
Look, if you don't want to play online that's your choice. But I feel compelled to comment when you say things like that. Your arguments seem more like rationalizations to me.