I plan to pick up a $20 vga cable for the 360 and use my computer monitor. I really don't watch enough tv to justify HD. My current machine should be good for internet, mp3 riping, photo editing, and word processing for another 5 to 7 years just like a machine built in 2000 is good for all of the above today.
As for the auto-aim 'feature,' this is why I am planing the 360 conversion grudgingly. The Quake Warts Beta has driven me to the conclusion that the PC shooter is dead. It's become a victim of 'realistic' bullet dispersion, 'teamplay,' and "we could sell a million more units of this if we develop it for console instead of pc." I spent years learning the art of the twitch shooter and I came to terms with the fact that sometimes you loose because of latency and sometimes you loose because the other guy is better. I would rather deal with auto-aim on a level playing field than empty a clip into someone's face and do no damage because of a bad dice roll. Don't get me wrong, I like Counter Strike, but there is a place for Counter Strike, it's called Counter Strike. Now every damn PC shooter is Counter Strike.
In summation, I want to give my $350 to someone, pop in the disk and play, and not spend 12 hours tweaking settings to make a console game play properly on my pc. I also want coffee that keeps me awake without making me this irritable and jittery. And I want an abundance of Q3A deathmatch servers populated with players of diverse skill levels. I want it to be 1999 forever!!! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!
This comment was edited on Sep 4, 13:29.