I don't fault MS for pushing the envelope. You can't get better if you don't try and they do and they improve.
Oh, of course. I'm not arguing against that at all. Like I said, their ambitions were misguided, moreso based on the principal. So, in a way, they were pushing the envelope in the wrong direction. A direction that I don't really think will have all that much impact. So, yes, they'll improve, but I don't think the gains will be all that noticeable. I think many would have been happier if they just stuck to making a great console, rather than spending so much development on something few will end up really using. They could for instance have pushed the envelope in other areas.