I am an "old school" gamer who started with pong on the television and have been hooked ever since.
I remember going to the acrade growing up and getting my name put up on leaderboards for Defender, Galaga, Tempest and many other games.
More modern day games started with Doom, Quake, COD etc.
I choose to play on a console because I do not want the hassle of changing out motherboards and graphics cards like I used to. This was starting to become too much like work (as I work in Industrial Information Systems and Automation).
I respect console and PC players alike, after all it is all for the love of the game.