I love the clean look of Apple TV but i definitely feel Apple are beginning to be left behind by indie developers... if you haven't already, check out the XBMC with Aeon skin: Aeon and the MediaStream Skin: MediaStream I also found www.thetvdb.com particularly useful for high res images, banners and synopsis. Media Centres like Plex can automatically pull the data from the site. I hope Apple realises that Apple TV should soon no longer be classed as 'a hobby', especially now more and more devices are coming to market from other manufacturers. I am torn between an Apple TV and another device running the OSXBMC software (once the bugs are ironed out). I'm also hoping for better handling of non-audio media by iTunes 8.0 as it's really pretty poor as it is, being forced to use things like Lostify and the like. It would also be nice to combine some of the basic media display options (Coverflow/Full screen Coverflow/Front Row) into one great application perhaps. What do people make of the alternatives?