Ya know, I was just sitting here at work and I started to wonder........"Will I ever buy a next-gen system?"
The reason I say this is because I still have about 25 PS2 games I haven't even played yet (6 of 'em are still in shrink wrap), not to mention there are a few games that I don't own, but would love to buy them on ebay and play them through (Ace Combat 5, Devil May Cry 3, We Love Katamari, and Xenosaga II & III come to mind). Also, some games that have such a warm place in my heart (FFVII, FFX, MGS2, and Devil May Cry) would be a blast to play all over again.
On top of that, there are quite a few games for the PS1 that I started, but never finished such as FFVIII (I know, isn't that crazy!?!), Legend of Legaia, Pac-Man World, Ape Escape,and Carnage Heart. Plus, I got to the very end of Legend of Dragoon and Parasite Eve II, but the final boss on each of these was just too hard. I guess I just couldn't find the right strategy at the time, but since that was YEARS ago.....I'm ready to give it another shot.
Last but not least, there are some games that are just mindless fun to play whenever I need some quick excitement such as Burnout 3, Tiger Woods Golf, Ace Combat 4, and Katamari Damacy.
So with all of that said, I could easily be entertained for the next several years with all the games I either already have or could buy for cheap on ebay.
However, to debate with what I just said, there are plenty of reasons I want to buy a next-gen system as well. Let's start with the PS3: I love how it works with a wireless network; Resistance: Fall of Man; Motor Storm's Online Play; Tiger Woods Golf in HD; The next Final Fantasy game.
The reason I would get an Xbox360 is: Gears of War; Ghostbusters (if it ever comes out); Tiger Woods Golf HD; Dead Rising.
Even if I do ever buy a next-gen system, it's not going to be anytime soon because of their steep prices and lack of great games (each system only has a handful of "must-own" games). I guess I'll let you know in a couple years where I'm at with my decision. I could easily end up waiting until the PS4 or the Xbox720 hit the shelves.