Now don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed many games that have come out on the 360 and PS3 (I own both consoles). One of the absolute best games I've played in a long time was on PS3. That game was Journey. Few games blend music and gameplay in such a perfect way. I still get goosebumps when I play it, it's that powerful. It only clocked in at about two hours, but I didn't feel cheated. I got more out of that two hours of gameplay than the last three or four Call of Duty games put together. And you better believe I enjoyed Grand Theft Auto 5. That, however, was the last time either of my consoles spent more than a day playing any one game.
Meanwhile, I recently played a game called Kentucky Route Zero. By genre, it's a point and click adventure game, but that's where the classifications end. This is a game like nothing I have ever played before. I don't really have words to describe it, it's just something you have to play to experience, much like Journey. There are plenty more... Papers, Please, Starbound, ARMA, Spacebase DF-9, Kerbal Space Program, Prison Architect, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery, and so on and so forth. With the exception of one, all of these games can only be found on PC.
I see no point in buying an Xbox One or Playsation 4. Even if money was no object, I doubt I would buy either. There's nothing exclusive on either console that excites me that I can't also get on PC. The launch lineups are pathetically lean, especially when you remove titles that are also coming out on 360 and PS3. This may be the first console generation that I completely skip, and right now it looks like I won't miss anything.
Then we get into the big new thing from Valve, the Steam Machine. It's a shot fired directly at consoles. An open console that isn't beholden to a publisher's whims. I really, really hope Valve can make it work, because it needs to happen. Consoles are stagnating and I do believe the only cure is an open ecosystem. It already exists on PC and it's doing amazing things. Console gamers really don't know how badly the publishers have held them back from the stuff that is pushing gaming forward. The other shot Valve fired was directly at Windows, with Steam OS. If they can make Linux gaming-friendly, and get the big titles ported over, I think there's going to be a mass exodus of gamers away from Windows.
It is a great time to be a gamer, and there's a lot of interesting stuff going on, but it's not happening on any console. It's happening on the PC. If you count yourself a gamer, you owe it to yourself to put together a cheap gaming PC and then check out the massive quantity of really cool games that have come out in the past year or two. But hold on to your pants, because that's just the tip of the iceberg. There's more on the way, and they're only going to be bigger and better.