Microsoft can go to hell!!! I have many reasons for this opinion, but we'll just talk about the 360 for now. What can I say? I deviate from Sony just one time and I'm stuck with this thing.
Don't get me wrong, it's not all bad. It does have great graphics and some of the best games I've ever played. The Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion was possibly the greatest game ever (Okay, maybe after the G.T.A.s).
Now for the crap. Everyone has heard horror stories about the 3 Red Rings Of Death. I personally have not run into this problem yet (Knock on wood). I purchased my sytem in early December, and it was manufactured in early November. I think the main problem is most people have poor ventilation for the system. It doesn't help to run it on its side, that just puts more strain on the system, causing it to run hotter. Taking a break to visit the real world now and again can also help the 360's life-span. I never leave it on for more than a few hours at a time.
The absolute worst feature of the 360 is Xbox Live. One more way for Bill Gates and the rest of the douchebags at Microsoft to financially rape their loyal customers. I could go on all day about this, but I don't want to get myself too riled up.
Overall, the Xbox 360 is an okay console, but anyone who would choose it over the PS3 probably rides the short bus.