Yeah, because getting bread is just as necceary as having the very latest gen video game.. this is a luxury problem if there ever was one. if someone can afford to shell out that kind of cash on a pure entertainment device, you're not struck by "poverty" by any standards at least in my oppinion.
You can choose isp /phone operator so its hardly something you have "little control over", besides you can get internet connections for "up to $100" practically anywhere, but that is not what the Xbox required for a checkin, you'd be fine with the very lowest end phone connection available.
As for used games, fine, there are cerinly alot of people who care about that. alot of people like piracy too The used makret is taking away money from game devs and feeding middle men like gamestop, i have no problem eliminatnig those.
Digital is coming and physical media is going, you can call me all the names you want but that wont change the future if you can't handle that for what ever reason, microsoft has laid the cards on the table and told people about the online requirements, no one is beeing tricked or forced to buy an X1
But again, i'm glad they changed it for physical discs. but its very sad that they took away those features for digital as well.