its the first proper motion interface out in the real world, that is cheap enough for normal people to buy, of course it's not going to be perfect, its the same for everything, it will get better & MS & the developers will learn from Kinect & make "stuff" better for the next version, in a way MS are just putting Kinect out in the field to test it, gain feedback etc, i think a lot of the development will be fed back from the PC area because people involved with robotics, university people & other tech boffins are all playing about with it.
i have had one since release & i do like it, ok i do not use it as much as i wish i could but thats down to the games, the games i do have work pretty well with it, i haven't had any real problems since i have had it, the only ones i have had have been down to me, i got a bigger TV recently & as i have taught the Kinect (since having it) with setting it up & updating it every couple of weeks to calibrate it, i have had to start over again because the Kinect is now in a different position, but i will just keep on at it, this is i think where most people have problems with it, as they set it up once & then just leave it, but you have to calibrate it in different lights etc.
hate how people who don't have a Kinect moan about how rubbish it is blah blah etc.
used to own - NES, Atari ST, Amiga 500, Mega Drive, SNK Neo Geo, SNES, Saturn, N64, PS2, GameCube, Alienware Aurora.
currently own - PS1, Xbox, Xbox360 + Kinect, Wii, PS3 + MOVE, 3DS, Games PC, Wii U.