I grew up with a Sega Dreamcast, which was fantastic until the four games I had all broke, a PS1, which was cool, and a PS2, which not only has some of my favourite games ever on it (Burnout Revenge, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2, Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2, Godzilla: Save the Earth, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja, Looney Tunes Space Race, Crazy Taxi, Soul Calibur 3, Guitar Hero 3, Rampage: Total Destruction, Shadow of the Colossus, God of War 1 and 2, and some others...), but those games feature soundtracks which subconciously influenced music I like now.
Seriously, imagine discovering great bands over the course of your life, and then you play some nostalgic video games one week and find out you've liked The Offspring, Bad Religion, Mindless Self Indulgence, and Goldfinger all your life...
Oh, and my PS2 controller's cable is long enough to reach the pillow on my bed, so I can have incredibly comfortable game parties.
Here's my opinion on other consoles I've used...
PS1- Some cool games. That's it.
PS3- Some great games, but my GOD I hate updates. Seriously. It's the red ring of death of the PS3.
XBox- Some amazing games, but no exclusives I ever got into.
XBox 360- now THIS has some great games. But seriously. Red ring of death. I do like the controller more than any other I've used, even if the thumbstick is positioned weird.
Nintendo 64- Some of the greatest games ever are on this console. Seriously. BUY THIS CONSOLE. My best friend had one, so I'm not nostalgic about any of the games, but between Starfox, Goldeneye, Pokemon Stadium 2, and others I never had a bad time playing. Except for the awful controller.
Nintendo GameCube- Generic: The Console
Nintendo Wii- GREAT for parties. But only very recent games get me interested in single player. Controller sucks and motion controls have only worked for about a month.
Sega Dreamcast- Crazy Taxi, Looney Tunes Space Race, and the Sonic Adventure games. Everything else about this console sucked, but those more than made up for it.
"I liked the veiled pseudo-homosexual threat of Rutger Hauer in [The Hitcher]." -Kain