The thing I notice with consoles is that they make early games low tech and then improve the graphical fidelity and game engines gradually so that we think developers are improving their useage of the system. If consoles are created from PC tech with dumbdown specs, then the developers can max out the games they make from the very beginning. Makes you think huh?
Well, yeah that's why most serious gamers hate consoles. PC really is the best when it comes to gaming, but unfortunetly PC gaming is much harder, and more complicated, so not everyone can do it. So we get dumbed down consoles, and rip-off games. That's the price we pay for the ease of use consoles that we enjoy.
I game on consoles btw, so I'm not some PC fanboy, I just know that PC gaming is better, and that with the ease of use consoles we get ripped off and dumbed down games.