Apple really ticks me off sometimes. I like to use my Apple TV to stream audio just as much (well more) than turning it on to watch TV. For some of us this serves as a 2nd Airport Express. And yet, just to FORCE us to upgrade to the new Apple TV, they take away a feature that clearly could and should work just as it had. It's not as if the Apple TV can't receive audio, cause it work damn well from my iTunes right now! And what's worse is that the optical out on the Apple TV provides far superior sound in comparison to the Airport Express.