MS want you to have a decent internet connection because they want you to see the Xbox as more than just a games console.
Well, then I guess there's a fundamental misunderstanding over the producer/consumer relationship.
Who cares what Microsoft wants? It's not about what THEY want, it's about what the consumer wants.
And let's not BS. Microsoft doesn't "want you to have a decent internet connection" at all. They don't care about your bandwidth. You could probably use a dialup and as long as Microsoft has its hooks in you to see that you're not using your XBONE in some unapproved way they don't care.
"Microsoft wants..." I like that.
To be frank, I think they're pretty much saying that if you don't have a reliable internet service, they don't want you as a customer.
That's not what they're saying at all. If you only have an internet connection on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4am to 5am guess what, Microsoft still wants you to buy an XBONE and they'll let you play it during those hours. C'mon, you don't really believe Microsoft cares about how reliable your internet service is, do you? When you go to the store to buy an XBONE are you going to have to prove that your service is reliable before they'll let you swipe your credit card? "Sorry, your ping rates are too high, you can't buy an XBONE". I don't think so.
All Microsoft cares about is control. Not even for the profit on the XBONEs themselves, but for the future control that having that plugged-in consuming/spying device in your house.