Well here's something to think about. You know that microphone thing? If you own a cellphone you should be afraid, because allegedly someone can turn on the microphone and listen in.
Sure, and your phones could be tapped, etc. But ever since the invention of phone they have been "always on", so to speak, waiting for a call to come in. People are quite aware of this and I'd wager most people are aware it is possible to "tap" a phone so the entire conversation can be heard by a third party. Everyone has seen this happen in movies and television. This is very different than video game consoles, however. for the first 20 years of consoles' existence they couldn't even be connected to any form of communication line, and only in the last 10-15 years have they been connected to the internet and even then it was optional. Many people will be unaware that the Xbox One will require a daily internet check-in, as well as require a monitoring device to be connected at all times as no console has gone to these extremes before. I just think people should be properly informed. Microsoft WILL be collecting data about users. They have said you have control over what data is sent to Microsoft, but I doubt in some people's tech savvy in properly configuring their next gen consoles. And what does Microsoft do with this information? I have several negative ideas about what they could do with it but I just think people should be properly informed and educated about the situation.
I would gladly still buy an Xbox One if it doesn't pan out as Microsoft hopes and they drop these ridiculous DRM requirements, as they have tons of great games coming out for it. But until they do I, and many others, I believe, will be just fine playing on the 50% more powerful and $100 less expensive Playstation 4.