I've been looking at the 40.1 as well. I have a Rotel RSX-1056 at home, and while I love it, I need to get into HDMI. I think I'd have no problem using the Rotel as my amps and the 40.1 for pre/pro. I've got power hungry NHTs all the way around, but my thought is, if I like it now, this setup would definitely not be a step backwards. Any thoughts?
Also, there was talk about the Harmony One on here... I bought one when it first came out and loved it. Very easy to set up and use. However one fall from the sofa seat (20"?) to the hardwood floor and I cracked the LCD. It still works, but I do have to remind the wife where to tap to turn on the Blu-Ray.