Microsoft has been doing a great job listening to consumers this round for it’s Xbox brand. From doing a 180 on the always required internet, sharing games, etc. to updates addressing their concerns. Marc Whitten, Xbox chief product officer, has said they are listening to consumers and they have valid concerns. Some things are just more difficult to find than they were previously.
Microsoft has said they are committed to faster and more regular updates, as well. A lot of fixes for speed and reliability in addition to the major dashboard updates.
"The feedback we’ve gotten is pretty valid; some of the social stuff is hidden or harder to use than it was on the Xbox 360. So you’re gonna see us come out with an update where, well, we’re going to fix those things. As a person who’s been pretty involved in building Xbox Live for the last decade, I take it pretty seriously when people say it’s harder to get into a party, and the defaults aren’t right, and I don’t like the model. So what I’m trying to do with the team is kind of theme some stuff up. Let’s take an update and really go through a big list of what we’re hearing from customers, what we know is broken with the architecture, areas that we want to improve or complete. I think that’s a theme you’ll really see us push on — that Live experience."