That was my intention to be honest. As things stand, PC gaming has come a long way from the early days in terms of stability, ease of use, operating systems and even pc building and set up, but there is still that initial set up, different system specs and maintenance situation which will not be ideal for a lot of people. On one hand though my earlier point was that consoles are becoming less and less like that as well and whilst a standardised spec means that there is not the issue with drivers etc. there are still some maintenance issues and they are a lot more complex than they once were. Some games (I remember Oblivion being on case) require the clearing of the cache to keep it running well, there's internet set up now and there does tend to be regular updates of both the system and the games. Most new games seem to have issues and bugs when they are released, just as PC games do and a search of the internet identifies many issues folk have with console games as well. As things stand I would still agree however that consoles do represent the off the shelf, plug and play option and their initial set up (and ongoing maintenance) is certainly easier than with the PC. That said however, for folk who don't mind the initial time investment and the updating of the odd driver etc. then on a day to day basis, the likes of Steam can be a more plug and play solution to a console with a stack of discs IMO. These things are never black and white though and consoles are not the completely hassle free systems of the past and on the same hand PC's do still require that eliment of initial setup and ongoing maintenance.