Well I can safely say that I now completely see NO reason whatsoever to buy a Steambox, or Steam Machine, or whatever they decide to change the name to. The reason I say this is that Valve has come out and said that they have no plans to make any exclusive titles for the system, so now we are back to just having an expensive computer hooked up to my TV, OH WAIT I can do that today, I don't have to wait for the Valve version.
I'm sorry but the more information that comes out about this device the more confused I am about why it really needs to exist. We're talking about making a PC that will be set in its ways, which I know there's more people out there who want to build their own PC instead of being restricted into buying a specific one, that's what we call Console buying. The second thing is that we're looking at several different manufacturers, which means the potential for different versions to come out. So that means there's going to be the shitty box and then the Uber expensive box. They are already fragmenting their user base before you even start to mess around with the system. The last thing I'll say is that I'm not sure all the games that I have on Steam will make a smooth transition, or will all my games be available for this transition? Are we talking about limited library? If so then why would ANYONE buy this system. I guess I'm missing something big here, but as of right now this is going to be the biggest bomb I've every heard of.