Too bad this site (which is kinda lame on this day) forum comments doesnt have a dislike button, u would be the first I would test it on.Put me in the crowd that doesn't think the "always on" connection is that big of a deal. It's just the nature of electronics and technology these days. I'd be willing to bet that those complaining about it are the same people who have their smart phone turned on 24/7 just in case they don't miss an important text or tweet from a friend telling them they're having Chinese food right now.
There's plenty of reasons to dislike about the new XBox and what MS is trying to make it into. An always on connection isn't one of them.