The only reason I even own a Wii is for the flagship titles like Mario, Metroid, Zelda, and Donkey Kong. Everything I've read about the Wii-U hasn't impressed me in the slightest. The controller looks even more gimmicky than the Wii remote, in my opinion.
As a die hard Sony fanboy, I believe that the PS4 isn't coming anytime soon. The PS3 has so much more to offer before another console is launched. Hell, the PS2 had a lot more steam left in it, but then Sony hurriedly dropped the PS3 to compete with Microsoft, if you ask me.
i've run into couple of problems mainly with the games
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, every time i start up steam i keeps asking me to install it and other other one is Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath steam seriously needs to fix it up just can't get the game working properly and the recent HD update just make it worst.
What do you mean cross-compatibility? Like you bought the game and can't run it through Origin? Or??
If you play PC games, Steam is a necessity pretty much. Want to play a game that's older than a few years, Steam mostly has it. It's cheap, and requires about 1-2 hour download depending on how big the game is. If you love PC gaming, I'm surprised your not using Steam, or something very similar. It's one the reasons why PC gaming is around still.
The one thing though is because Steam is a client, people automatically think that a problem with the game is a Steam issue. It's usually not, if the game is buggy, it's the game, not Steam. (Not saying people issues here are not Steam related)
I like it. But it's something akin to the audio file that you can't port off of the original device. Clunky though they may be, I have PC game CD's from nearly two decades ago that I can still use on any PC that I want and that I'll always have (OS compatibility notwithstanding - anything can still run, it just sometimes takes a workaround for older games). Same, with, say owning a TV show via XBox Live. I can watch it whenever, but it's also grounded. I can't take it to a friend's, etc.
I get that this is the future of the medium, and for the most part I have no issues with it. It doesn't mean it's without flaws.