I've always thought the same way, but people just can't be convinced, from what I've seen. Now, I just figure "Let them buy their CD-i 2.0. That way, I can laugh every time they have to pay extra for the cat/dog/picture that happens to be in their living room and the Kinect registers it as another person."
Yes, that actually happens when you watch TV on the 'Bone. And it makes you pay for it.
But on a more serious note, the XBox One is a terrible console because it took what I call "the Cartman Approach". For those of you who can't guess what I'm talking about, there was a South Park episode where Cartman buys an amusement park all to himself but needs to pay for its maintenance. Naturally, the only way for him to earn money to maintain the amusement park is to let people go on the rides, which he doesn't want to do because it's supposed to be 100% his own. Thus, he begins to let several people in per day (about 2 or 3)...then more and more as the costs pile up...then more...then more. Finally, other businesses around town mistake Cartman's antics for an ingenious business strategy and begin to do the same thing to their customers/consumers.
The point is, Microsoft did the same thing with the XBox One. At first, they put a ton of policies into place to milk money out of their customers (always-online to keep customers using the console, DRM locking to garner an exclusive audience, etc.), but they clearly had to give way to the customers. As weeks passed, more and more of the XBox One's bullshit policies began to disappear. Now, compare this to Cartman's approach with the amusement park. Some may think Cartman was being kind to the people, but he really just had to pay his expenses. The same goes for Microsoft.
Of course, regardless of this opinion, Microsoft is doing better (financially) than any other gaming company today. Sony and Nintendo have both suffered immense losses, and that's including the gargantuan sales of the PS4. The PS3 and PSVita brought Sony down enough that its gaming division could feasibly go bankrupt in the next two years, and Sony would have to stick to making TVs from then on. Nintendo is in a similar situation, and they're gearing up to become a mobile game developer as well as sell fitness products. That said, the XBox One may be a cruelly designed console, but in the end, it doesn't matter.