So I gave the new software a couple of months and I've decided I'm not a big fan. Before the update, my unit worked great... since the update:
I find NO increase in menu speed. Quite the contrary. I'm getting a lot of spinning circles when I change selections. Still slow between networked devices.
On a personal preference note...I liked the old color scheme better. Probably just a resistance to change thing for us older folks.
Ever since the update I'm losing one tuner almost daily...at least every other day. It just goes blank and whatever channel I tune to says that I'm not authorized to view that channel. When this happens, at the same time I lose my ability to view anything "On Demand". I have to unplug and re-start the unit before it will work properly again. Occasionally, not all channels go blank and a handful will still work, but the majority are not available.
Thanks for the posts about how to remove the new side menu and also how to get rid of the Netflix thing. That was truly a royal pain. Additional keystrokes and all that. I did notice that there's a huge ad when you hit the pause button right above the progress bar when you watch a football game. I haven't noticed it anywhere else.