Imagine a giant cock flying towards your mouth, and there's nothing you can do about it. And you're like "Oh man, I'm gonna have to suck this thing", and you brace yourself to suck this giant cock. But then, at the last moment, it changes trajectory and hits you in the eye. You think to yourself "Well, at least I got that out of the way", but then the giant cock rears back and stabs your eye again, and again, and again. Eventually, this giant cock is penetrating your gray matter, and you begin to lose control over your motor skills. That's when the giant cock slaps you across the cheek, causing you to fall out of your chair. Unable to move and at your most vulnerable, the giant cock finally lodges itself in your anus, where it rests uncomfortable for 4, maybe 5 hours. That's what buying Apple hardware is like.
Remember when they removed that ability remotely and pissed off all the linux geeks? And then the PSN got smacked down for weeks...I saw so many Sony fanboys crying tears over that on FB, it was glorious.
I used to love Sony, but after the CD rootkit debacle they can go fuck themselves. Microsft - total non starter for me, for obvious reasons (no ogg vorbis support!)
I'd still buy a Nintendo product, they've genrally been cool. Don't mind people downloading old ROMs for their systems etc...but they are more geared towards family/kids for the most part. So it's PC gaming or nothing for me.
For the last six months or so, I have made it a point to ONLY buy games that have linux support. I know I probably won't make any difference in the grand scheme of things, but you know, be the change you want to see in the world and all that.
With the advent of the internet, it was initially all about typing. Think usenet etc. Passive consuming was TV's domain.
Some stats I've heard about message boards say the ratio of lurkers to posters is about 9 to 1. So I suppose there would be more passive consumers out there...who can live fine without electronic vocal chords (or at least incredibly gimped ones).