It's almost certain that I won't be getting an Xbox One simply because it's given such bad impressions, the bad taste in my mouth has not cleared and nothing has been done to make it taste any better. Sure they've removed a lot of their strict policies, but I don't like the price tag for most of the features I'm certain I won't use. If they gutted the console to the bare minimum of just the console, pad, power pack and AV leads, I might get it. But instead if I want it I have to fork out a good £500 or so just for most of the features I didn't want in the first place.
Removing the Kinect is the first thing they can do to drop the price by about a quarter. I hated it the first time round and don't like the idea of it being on all the time. I have enough trouble with the laptop webcam, and I don't want Microsoft listening to me dancing in my pants singing S Club 7 hits. Once they've done that, I'd like most of the store features removed (and be available for purchase in future), so that can further cut down the price. I want a games console, not a hybrid media machine. This isn't a Judas Priest mascot, it's an Xbox.
Finally there's no point in getting the new console if there's no games I like. There's no titles I look forward to except TESO, Destiny or Dragon Age, so I'm not paying £350 just for those two alone. Until I see a list of names that are going to impress me, instead of slow but steady releases, I'm not touching this console.
If I was forced into choosing one at gunpoint it'd be the PS4 without a doubt. Even if it has the same capabilities, it's cheaper and didn't annoy me before it was released.