So what if Microsoft gets Kinect to work while seated when operating the dashboard navigation? Are you thinking of buying this monstrosity for the menu screen? No. You buy it for the games, and on that front, Kinect fails. Get used to hearing that phrase a lot. Just don't expect to hear it from the so-called videogame press.
Nice try, Joystiq. Microsoft will put the squeeze on the game websites and magazines to tow the company line and hype the product. Let's see who caves and who stands firm.