I dont rip Blurays to the server much - My server is chock full of DVD rips, in excess of 1500 DVDs and space is getting to be a premium. It is only a 18TB or so and I have some home movies and stuff on there too. I have a fairly very large collection of BDs, around 300. Assuming 30 gb per rip that is going to be another 9 TB. I dont have that many free bays in my server to add 3 more HDDs right now.
As to my experience this will be my 2nd full-fledged HTPC but I also own or have owned a Popcorn Hour A-110, Boxee Box, an old Asus ion based pc and a few others. I am in a good position that almost all of my media has correct tags and also cover art, fanart and the like.
I'm not trying to say I know everything about everything and apologies if I came off that way.
I'm just a little bored with Windows MCE and was wondering what's out there.