See, when the price of a graphics card is starting to become DOUBLE the price of a console that features pretty much the exact same graphics capability (isn't the X1800 basically the derivative of the RSX core in the 360?), it's not really that hard to figure out anymore WHY so many people are buying consoles over PCs, is it?
It's a very good point I agree, and add the fact that a console is really an all in one package that works with hardware you already have (stereo, TV, network?) and it looks even better.
But 2 things keep me with computers. (but I pre'ordrd the 360)
1. The games: So much more variety available on the computer and it's usually where all the cutting edge games go. Consoles seem to just refine what works and churn out titles. There are plenty of good console games but when new ideas come around, like the sims, Battlefield 1942, Half-Life they make them on the computer and if successful the consoles pick them up.
2. Online Games. Consoles are trying to catch up here and this next gen may get them a major share of the online market but atm playing games online from a console is in it's infancy, computers on the otherhand offer free mods and a huge online community's for most popular games.
BF2 Fanboy and Valve Hater.