I know what you mean about the interface, i don't hate it though, reminds me of facebook, anyway.
I'm usually into shooting but whent to my friends house a while ago and played Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, i thought it was pretty cool so i asked my parents for Gran Turismo 5 for Christmas. I'm also getting a wheel, but not an expensive one, the 80$ Gamestop exclusive.
I hope the game turns out well, i'll also be playing some cod. Oh and i think my dad is getting me an HD tv, iv'e had a few hints to it, lol.