Mandatory online connection, mandatory check in every 24 hours (every hour for repurchased games), mandatory Kinect, mandatory Kinect facing users (you can't cover it; it won't work. It has to see your face), Kinect microphone always on, always listening, cannot lend games to anyone who hasn't been in your "friends" list for less than 30 days, you can only lend that game to them once, resold games require both the purchase fee for the game at the store and the full price of the game paid on your console to be able to play the game at all, you cannot do either of these at launch, zero backward compatibility, no hdd upgrades, mandatory game installation...
I know all about it, and do not mistake my skepticism as support. You just have far more faith in humanity than I. Xbox has established a following (believe it or not) and Amazon shows PS4 and Xbox One both doing very well on pre-orders. I imagine most of those people pre-ordering Xbox One have no idea what they are getting into, but they were going to buy whatever Microsoft released.
I am eyeing the PS4. While I don't believe the Wii U will sell as many units as you do, I will get one soon as the games I care about are finally getting here (Mario, Zelda, Pikmin). I've bought every major Nintendo console ever released and don't plan to stop now. So no Xbox for me, but I'm not going to be surprised if it does better than people expect.
But everything is speculation right up until it isn't. Time will tell.