I bought one at it's U.S. release and waited 6 months for something good to come out for it. I got impatient and sold it only to have a whole bunch of good games release a couple weeks later.
I ended up buying it again a month later for half of what I sold it for and have kept it to this day.
It's outlasted my Ps2 and Xbox. Sega, much like Nintendo, knew how to make a console that lasts longer than the 90-day warranty.