umm - this proves my point why the guardian is rubbish: in your article they state that a Ps3 programmer has stated 'its not that hard, honest' - and then they quote Carmack as stating the PS3 is a 'pain in the ass'. -http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,1835502,00.html
and I obviously don't like quoting the guardian so here are carmacks comments from elsewhere
this is from memory, i'll look it up later, but didn't carmack have some unkind words about the 360 as well? i seem to remember him stating that he stronly favors pc development.