okay, i must say, your points kind of suck.
you rant about the mic and wanting Nintendo's Gears or Halo, but really, who cares? online FPS games are so unoriginal and yet people say that if your console doesn't have one, its automatically crap. since when did no FPS= kiddie? honestly, the people that play FPS only are n00bs. mix it up a little bit: play a platformer like Galaxy or an adventure like Zelda or Metroid (its got a shooter element, so it'll help with your transition).
now, that's not to say that i don't like me a good FPS, but its not the only thing. and having a mic is not as crucial as people make it out to be. yes, you would like to have one, but seeing as how the only thing that ever comes out of it is "OWNED N00B!" from some 12-year old is ridiculous. i would definetly like to have the option to do that, or to use it for online co-op in Bwii, but its not that crucial.
i truly don't see how online play is this vital that people won't buy a console for it.