Very true on the 360/PS3, but that was with games that where also on PC, since folks could move USB-stick over save files back n forth. XB1, thankfully, doesn't give you access to your saves at all. Sadly still get cheating in Diablo, will still run into it on Borderlands, and Dark Souls 2... because all 3 of those let you port characters over from past games. You'd think that would limit the amount of people doing that, but apparently they're more then willing to just own both copys of the game to do it.
As far as the 60 dollar thing that's a gaming thing in general. You can get it cheaper day one on PC or console, and outside of review/watching others you have to buy it to see how it plays and if you like it. You can wait much longer and get it stupid cheap on steam, for sure, but you can also wait and get a cheap deal on console. I find the whole 'you can get them cheap only on PC' a tired and incorrect bullet point people throw around to much.
That said, like Red Dragon said I like the consistency of console gaming. Only reason I stick to it honestly. Less hassle and I know 100% sure that anyone im playing against, or with, has the exact same image quality. Same pixel count and all that barring any awkward TV setups. I also prefer a controller... and yes, you can use a controller on PC but that's another example of it often times being extra hassle to do something I wanna do. :P