Cheaper and doesn't have a stupid Kinect which I've never wanted
Though I get your point, the Kinect is an inherent part of the xbox one. It is not an addon that you are forced to buy. It's like not buying a wii because it comes with those stupid wiimotes you've never wanted.
Personally I don't get the kinect hate. There's a bunch of cool stuff on kinect, and the new kinect is better in every regard. I'm excited to see how it's used now that developers have a guarantee of it's existence. Not many games were doing the, "enhanced with kinect," approach because it was a lot of work to add for not knowing if you even had the userbase to take advantage of it. I'm excited to see what developers do with it as a secondary support input method in addition to controllers. I'm also excited to see what people are able to do not that it's able to sense some light hand gesture tracking (closed/open/pointing hands).
I've always favored the 360's controller, too. But something tells me it will be fairly easy to readjust to the PS4's layout.
The PS4's is far better than the PS3s. The layout change was never an issue for me (aside from button callouts in games like, "press X"), it was just that the controller did not work with my hands.