Thank you lucid for this beautifull speach. Valve is a user-centric company, thought as every company they think about money
360 and ps3 problem is the shared content. That's true that to make games play and look axacly the same on both is not letting the hardware to reach it's full potential. But sony made develpment of their games more expensive therfore 360 is firts to develop at if the game is going multi platform. Thought it seams that 360 is a bit more powerfull graphic wise ( i dunno understand y sony did not included hardware support for aa). Nintendo from the other hand knows what to do and them avoiding this generation was a good move. I think they predicted that games will be multiplatform, therefor they decided that 3 platformes with the same power will be to much for the market, and they went competetvie in completely diferent way.
Anyway, I think I've read it on gamespot's website that speculations are that wii2 is going to have 512MB ram. For a console that's enough i think. To my knowladge Ps3 has 256MB of ram.
See what happens i guess, but if nintendo would bring gack the hardcore audiance than that would be great, becasue whatever you can say about 3dr party titles, their inhous productions are most of the time fantastic.