No lame avatars
In 2008, Microsoft added cutesy 3D avatars to Xbox Live as part of the 'new Xbox Live experience'
. In other words, the company took a leaf from Nintendo's (pop-up) book and turned its back on the hardcore fraternity that had built its name. These stupid, bobble-headed Wii-wannabes have become the 'face' of Xbox Live -- much to the embarrassment of serious-minded gamers everywhere.
If you're old enough to shave, these things are a waste of space. If nothing else, the PSN offers a mature, Mii-free interface.