ldgibson76, I am flattered! Thanks for your kind words.
It has taken a while to get this far. The theater was first, thats been done for about 2 years now, although components have changed. The majority of the time now is spent dealing with the ever changing Media Center environment, not that MS changes it often, but it seems I am always running accross another feature I can add!
I did my planning for several months before deciding to go the Vista Media Center and Insteon routes. They were the most robust offerings based on my requirements at the time, and continue to prove wise choices.
What I am looking at now is integration of touch screens in the main rooms for control. I am seriously leaning towards ipod touch for this, for the price they seem like a good bet, and they are mobile. No direct VMC integration, but I can get all of my automation and security stuff on them, and with mcontrol can control the extenders.