I recently acquired a Sony PS3 (many months after everyone else) and I have to say, impressed? I certainly am. I’ve had a few consoles in recent years, xbox, Wii, DS lite but I have to say that the PS3 is really a nice piece of work. Since they stopped producing the full-featured 60GB model, I ended up purchasing the 40GB model without memory card reader and less USB slots. To be honest I don’t think it’s a big deal that Sony dropped these extras. You can still plug your digital camera directly into the unit, you can swap out the 2.5″ harddrive for a new, bigger one in under a minute. The built-in WiFi and online games selection is great for anyone like me who bought the unit without a game. And in terms of home media system this is definitely a great contender for the “one” purchase for all homes, greatly strengthened by the HDMI output and Blueray DVD player as standard. If I had one criticism it would be that the package doesn’t come with a HDMI lead so you have to go and buy one separately but apart from that it’s very nice indeed. Another thing I have spotted but not fully looked into yet is the media server search feature. I had recently set up a DAAP server for my music collection to be shared between my computers easily but the PS3 doesn’t seem to find this as being a media server. This will require further investigation – hopefully it’s not just finding Windows Media Server/Player shared libraries.