Indians will start announcing that they no longer want to work in sweatshops either, and then what is a poor megacorp to do?
Outsource to Africa?
And why should anyone really, when modern day consoles cost about the same amount as one would spend on a moderately high end processor + video card, why the hell would most people want to spend an extra 300 bucks or so to have an extra video card at only 25% or less extra benefit in framerate?
Because they're unreliable, tend to overheat, and have expensive games that run at low framerates.
If you build your own PC you can make it out of highly-rated (by other purchasers of course, don't trust "consumer reporting" agencies) parts and carefully cool it so it works nicely. Building it from scratch this way will be more expensive than getting a console, but if you're just upgrading it like you are saying in your post, it won't be.
3) How to relate to people with less power than you.
Really? Even in a position of "leadership" in school you don't really have that much more power, and so I never really learned this in school.
Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.