5. If you have trouble removing the batteries you must have complete monkey hands.[/QUOTE]
I agree with everything you said except for those two parts in particular. I don't think the 360 is quieter than the XBOX. They are similar in noise level. I don't really care if they operate quieter with DVD -- I didn't buy them as DVD players.
I have trouble changing the batteries myself -- and I don't have monkey hands. As I am looking into getting a rechargeable battery for my controller, that probably won't remain an issue for long.
My one big complaint about the 360 is backwards compatibility, but I am not as peeved on that one recently because I see Microsoft is actually trying to fix that problem. I was particularly upset a few months ago when trying to run "Call of Cthulhu" on it (as it was on the bc list), only to find that calling it backwards compatible was only partially true. It had a bug list a mile long, wouldn't play any of the CG segments of the game, and crashed at one point in the game unavoidably during a boss battle. But then a few months passed, Microsoft released an update to their emulator, and the game now works almost flawlessly. Good things come to those who wait I guess.
One really good thing about BC on the 360 compared to the PS3 is that the textures are better than they were on the XBOX -- I am sure this has to do with the advanced anti-aliasing. "Call of Cthulhu" in particular looks MUCH better on the 360 (now that it runs) than it did on the original XBOX.