"The ideas will not go away, this was a very public piece of reconnaissance. Schroedinger's cat is back in the box - this time it was dead when the public pulled back the lid, but next time it might come out fighting." - Dan Pearson, gi.biz
This proposal was not cleaned out, it was merely stuffed back under Microsoft's rug in hopes no-one would observe that the room's still filthy.
I wasn't interested in a solution to their DRM complications forming some kind of bargaining chip on MS' end, nor was that implied.
My view on how things previously stood was that they were doing something shitty, took actions I didn't approve of wasn't going to support, and they shouldn't have done that.
The fact that it's gone is a positive, and the region restrictions gone in the case of both machine and title are grand (it's a ways beyond Sony's stance, in fact) - if I put up with, and accept this other crap any time I want to use the box, (AND help cement its prevalence in strategies going forwards - How much did "project $10" really teach us?) which sends the scale back again - but no, that doesn't mean there are not other detracting and offputting factors in what they offer, yet.
And I have been largely underwhelmed by the range of software that they've shown.
They can do right in my eyes, but so far they've a long way to go. To reach a point I'd be fired up to buy One.