Nothing is stirring up the worlds of gamers these days like Micro-transactions--those little, teeny payments game companies expect you to make after you purchase a game. The horse armor in Oblivion, stats and equiptment in Tiger Woods, money in The Godfather, etc.
No one is spearheading microtransactions like Microsoft. Why, it's right there in the beginning of their name.
That's why Attack of the Show had M'Soft's Major Nelson on their program yesterday to answer the tough questions on the practice. I think you will agree, it is a lively and spirited debate. Watch it.