I actually owned an A2, but decided to return it when Wal-Mart offered a buyback (@ end of the 'war'). Resolved not to buy anything Sony, I picked up the LG Super-Blu player instead. So far, it's played everything I've thrown at it, and I haven't updated its firmware (have yet to try Avatar, though).
There's no way I'll replace my current HD DVDs; I don't mind being "purple".
Universal did a good job with King Kong, Fast and Furious series and Bourne trilogy since all have better picture and sound on BD compare to HD DVD. I admit that they screwed up Apollo 13 and U-571 big time, but to me bigger spaces and higher bitrate do make BD a superior format.
I still have two HD DVD players but I will eventually replace all of the remaining HD DVDs with BDs. HD players are too slow, too buggy. And the movies themselves look soft compare to BD.
I disagree on too slow and buggy, a severe generalization, and I disagree on the movies being soft compared to BD, another severe generalization. In any case this is the wrong forum for HD DVD bashing, try the BD forum. As it says in the forum heading -- if you're not here for HD DVD, move on! The war is over!