Having used the Xbox One for over a week I can say that commands actually work over 80% of the time. It also provides me much easier and quicker access to my games and apps like Netflix. I don't need to wait for my PS3 to start and for my inputs to change. The Xbox turns on my TV and receiver, controls the volume on the receiver and I can still use my remote if I want. Now it's just way easier and faster to switch from a game to TV and back again, or with Netflix, and never without losing my spot.
Let's not forget the super easy media sharing. I can start a clip on Youtube on my tablet and tell the Xbox to play it (no apps required). The same can be said for any media, on my PC, tablet or phone (Apple TV also does this).
Overall the Xbox One provides a central focus to my home media. My TV experience is identical, except now I can do so much more. And when the OneGuide is activated for Videotron then I'll have absolute power! ... except for PVR functions, I grant.