I got my new 3012 installed today from Charter. I'm in st. Louis county (south county). My intial impressions are mostly positive. I really like the way this new box looks. Its much more stylish and isn't quite as "boxy". Its much more quiet and at appears to be remaining much more cool. As someone mentioned, I think the clock is just a tad to small, but I really think its going to come down to how close you are to your TV. I'm a good 12 ft. or so away and I can see it, but I have to kind of stare for a just a second to read the numbers.
The big negative is how slow the box runs. Its not major and in no means a deal breaker, but it does seem much slower and brings me back to the days before the software upgrades on the old box.
The only other thing that I found a little annoying was I can't use my USB external hard drive. I really didn't want to spend a lot more money for a feature that appeared to be perfectly fine with the old Moxi. I realize there could be upsides using e-SATA, but still its just one more expense.
I did drop some cash today on a new hard drive.
I picked up a AcomData PureDrive 1TB from Amazon (sorry I can't post a link since i'm new to the forums). It will be delivered next week so i'll report back my feelings on the drive and most importantly if it works. I was a little nervous about buying a new drive because if anyone was around when the old Moxi first enabled Hard drive use, there were several problems with certain drives. I read a few reviews were people were using this external with there directTV DVR so I think I should be good to go.