One of the great features of the Xbox 360 is its powerful integrated online service, Xbox Live. All 360 games will have some degree of Live functionality, from massivley multiplayer games to single player experiences that will record your acheivements for all your friends to see. So, how important of a factor was Xbox Live in you deciding to get a 360 as a your next console? Are you buying a 360 purely for the Live or do you think that online play should be free, so you'll never use it on principle. Of course there is the free silver service which is great but this doesn't allow you to play online so it awfully useful imo.
Personally, I'm really excited to try out Live as the credit card restriction stopped me from ever using it on the original Xbox. I like the idea of one fluid system that is easy to use and has many features.
If you vote in the poll, it would be nice if you could give a few reasons as to why you made the choice you did.