Got rid of my Kinect after being a fool and buying in to the hype although I did wait a good 6months after it was launched to waste £100 on it
Agree that as they changed out various components just prior to launching it they have adversely effected the product. While I'm looking forward to seeing the next gen Xbox I have zero interest in kinect or it's successor unless it:
1) can show in the real world that it works as it's supposed too
2) that it works in UK sized living rooms and not just 45ft american sized rooms. I only have about 5-6ft between the sofa and the TV, so less when you stand up to 'play' a kinect game.
3) that AAA games actually make use of Kinect rather than being an after thought or small side show.
4) no lag
The only real use I got from Kinect in the 6 months I had it was playing ME3 although it was just as quick to press a button on the controller as it was to speak a command. Oh and my 5yr old liked a couple of the Kinect childrens games.
I have to say since trading it in for a couple of games I haven't missed Kinect at all. Which says something about the impact it's had on me as a gamer.