I had to edit an xml config file in notepad to get farcry 3 to work at all the other day.
I think it has castly improved but its still a barrier of entry to many people. And I still see forum posts from people who have problems with PC games not working properly or optimally because of their set up/configuration.
It's really not like that anymore, it's loads better
I think there needs to be a definition of "pcs destroying consoles for gaming". One large aspect of gaming is seriously deficient on PCs and that is ease of use. There is a huge amount of people that have no desire in tweaking graphics settings to gain fps or fiddling with hardware and drivers. These people aren't even technically deficient either.