Originally Posted by JayJacobK
360s are loud, break down easy, and scratch themselves?
Loud? Yeah, it gets pretty loud when you play a disc game. It's otherwise rather quiet, though. And they do tend to get the "RRoD" problem a lot, but Microsoft covers this problem for 3 years after you purchase it, so you don't have a lot to worry about there except for what you're going to do while you wait to get your 360 back. They also give you a free month of Xbox Live Gold when they send your console back.
But 360s do NOT scratch the game discs by simply playing them. It only happens if you move the console while it's trying to read a disc, and if you do that, it's your own fault, not Microsoft's. Why would you move the console once you've started playing anyway?