So apparently the Kinect is causing developers some trouble, the X1 reserves some of its power for the Kinect, I believe its 10%. This means that they can't access the X1's full power potential and thus causes games to run at lower resolution and or framerate than what the developers intended.
I was one who was actually very excited about the tv and multimedia features that the X1 offered, I wanted my game console to do a lot more than just play games, BUT I also want my games to take full advantage of the X1 hardware. After all it IS a game console. What do you think, would you rather MS ditch the Kinect entirely if it means better resolution and smoother framerate, or are you willing to sacrifice that in order to enjoy the multimedia functions?
And by the way, simply turning off the Kinect doesn't work, its programmed in the X1 to use some of its power for the Kinect no matter if you have it plugged in or not.