My parents got me PS2 for my fast approaching birthday. (March 7th)! I wasn't sure if I wanted one for a while, because I was worried it would sit unplayed, since I am usually rather busy, between work, the gym, karate, my general thirst to increase my knowledge, and most importantly, spending time with Michelle, I am usually rather short on down time.
But I have already spent a few hours playing, and am glad to get back in the console scene. And the simple distraction factor is always welcome, I find it a few minutes fully committed to playing a game helps me focus more thouroughly on my work later.