I'm glad I pulled the trigger on the lenovo before xmas. got it about two weeks ago, and I absolutely love it. sure, the keys aren't all in the "normal" places, but it was $30, it's small and it is perfectly functional. range seems decent, and typing on the thing is a PITA, but it's no worse than texting on a phone, and you have to expect to sacrifice something. I'm not sure what could be improved, you get used to the keys and size after using it for awhile. I guess the trackball could be a little bit "tighter" cause it moves the cursor when you jiggle the remote.
HTPC always in progess...
things I've learned here:
"the sound of a power cord" is BS.
turn your center speaker 90 degrees.
avoid women who require WAF in a HT.