So far...I'm impressed with my upgrade from my RX-V1800
This is my 6th Yamaha receiver (in 20 years), but my 3rd in the last 3.
The GIU overlay is EXACTLY what I've wanted all along, Thank You Yamaha
The new remote with back-lite is PERFECT! and the multi-point YPOA is also long over due.
For those that found the panel display volume numbers too small,you can now have them overlay on screen
...although I disabled mine after about 5 minutes.
I sit 10' away and can already see it on the receiver perfectly fine.
I only have my PS3/Toshiba HD DVD/XBOX 360 Elite/Motorola DCT 3416
HDMI's setup and inputs assigned/renamed so far.
and the simultaneous HDMI video outputs to my Plasma/Projector work without a hiccup or handshake burp.
From what I've seen in the menu system
(no I haven't even opened the users manual yet)
You can now upconvert any and ALL input video to 1080p over HDMI,
not just component, and not just 480 like previous Yammy AVR's
I still have yet to try any tuner/radio or network connections yet.
but so far I'm very VERY impressed.