I agree with the OP especially when it comes to the PS3. We are still seeing the ramifications of that, with so many games locked to that system for the time being. The PS6 will probably be able to brute force PS3 emulation. I do miss the mystique of proprietary hardware but most most of the time it disappointed more than it delivered. People only remember the good ports to the PS2 or games like Metal Gear Solid or Uncharted 2. Everybody conveniently forgets the stuff that was worse and there was more of it.