It still surprises me how apathetic people are towards the next-gen consoles. I get that they don't offer anything that's particularly 'revolutionary' but they do represent a further leap in power and a refinement in the controllers and UIs (with a few new features added here and there); what more have we ever asked from a new console generation?
So they don't match up to top-of-the-line PCs; big whoop, when have consoles ever? So they don't have 10 platform-exclusive titles each at launch; there's still enough games to sink your teeth into if you're not being picky. So the best stuff looks to be some months away; well, duh.
I've always had a console since the SNES onwards and always been hyped to see each new generation. None have ever let me down in terms of providing endless hours of great games and new experiences (well, apart from the Sega Saturn) and all of them have improved over time. They're a solid investment whenever you buy, and if you can afford one on day one then why not do it? You're in at the ground floor trying out some new tech and seeing what - in its earliest stages - this new generation is all about. I don't get what's not exciting about that...
As for games, like I say, as long as your expectations aren't sky-high there's plenty to be getting on with. I've pre-ordered the PS4 KZ:SF/Camera/2 Controller bundle and Lego Marvel Superheroes, AC4: Buccaneer Edition and BF4 to go with it. There's a lot of multi-plat there, but you can't tell me that they won't feature an incremental improvement over their current-gen counterparts at worst (Lego Marvel) and a game-changing improvement at best (BF4). I'll definitely have enough there alongside the PS+/PSN offerings to keep me going way past Christmas.
They can't cook you breakfast, project hard-light holograms or predict the lottery numbers, but they are the next-generation of consoles (and possibly the last, at least as we traditionally think of them)and there's nothing wrong with being excited about them for that simple fact alone Polygem ;)