If Pioneer (or other) company offered an Elite BD player with full DVD-A & SACD support over ILink so I could replace my existing DVD & BD players with ONE player, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. If a new flagship receiver was also introduced that had both Ilink & HDMI 1.3 so that one would not lose something in the process of updating, I'd buy it at the same time. Otherwise, they can keep their crippled product lines. That's about $5000 lost sales revenue from only 1 buyer.
IMO, Pioneer and others are missing the target from a marketing perspective. They do not have a coordinated product line where a buyer can mate a player and a receiver and get all audio capabilities. All they have to do is include Ilink on the receiver or HDMI 1.3 on a player line. To have one without the other is marketing stupidity.