All right, so i have been a huge fan of xbox in the past, and as i see the conversation, a lot of the argument for ps4 is due to the coverage directly from the media- which is arguably biased. However, i have watched both of the press conferences, and I found a few things.
1. To actually play multiplayer on PSN, you MUST have Playstation Plus- $50/year and it is also inferior to the system that Xbox has going... after all, you pay for quality.
2. I don't get all the complaining about having to sign into online every 24 hours for the Xbox, most people always have their internet on anyway, so this shouldn't be a problem. Xbox put this system in place to make the gaming community better, reducing the chance of hacking, modding, pirating, etc. while you are offline.
3. In my eyes, the Kinect 2.0 is only a benefit. it can be turned off, and makes ease of access to the web, tv, and between games much easier.
4. the price difference doesn't make a large gap, as again i have said, you pay for the quality in a product. the $100 price gap between PS4 and Xbox One isn't so bad when you consider that the online is smoother on Xbox, where they are going to have 300,000 dedicated servers JUST for games, where the online gaming experience on PS4/PS3 has been slow and inconvenient. (i have owned a PS3 in the past) And chances are that if your going to buy a console in the first place, you are going to have at least 500-600 dollars or other currancy if you live in another country than the United States.
5. Whether or not you should buy a PS4/ Xbox One due to games is your decision. Your play style and preference is different that another person's. If you like Forza, and racing games, you may be more geared towards Xbox. If you don't like Minecraft or you like the indie games on the PS4 better, then go for PS4. however, if you like to get DLC's faster, then you may want to go in the direction of Xbox, who commonly gets them before any other platform. In addition to this, the quality of the exclusives may draw you one way or another. Many games will be released, and the majority of them will be cross-platform. However, the exclusives will be the decision point. PS4 will have more exclusives that the Xbox One. If you look at the line up on either side, it's up to you to decide which has more exclusives that YOU will actually play; not what other people will play, and you also have to take QUALITY over QUANTITY.
6. Now let's look at the specs on either console. Fans of the PS4 might suggest that the playstation will have better hardware than the Xbox, however, these people may have to take into consideration that as of this point, the Xbox has not released its own specs yet. So the PS4 has yet to win that part of the battle.Even if the PS4 has a GDDR5 ram, and the Xbox has a GDDR 3 ram, the graphics on each console will only be slightly different, some may not even be able to notice the difference, but the difference they will notice is how smooth the transitions will be on the Xbox vs. the PS4, because the GDDR3 is for GPU as well as CPU.
If you remove all of the media hype and look at the situation in more of logistical way, you may not believe that the PS4 is winning anymore.