[*] I plan to have Magnolia/BestBuy program my remote for the initial setup.
[*] I plan to obtain the software from Magnolia/BestBuy as a part of the deal. I am not ready to obtain it by any other means. It is free, if it is obtained from an authorised dealer, so why should I even consider piracy?
[*] I can program a bit, not seasoned, but, having looked at a lot of video on youtube and read about the remote over the last 5 days, I feel that I will be able to handle any additions that needs to be done.
[*] I have kids at home, so I think hard buttons might endure better than touch screen.
[*] Do not have iPhone, only Android stuff around the house, so No need of iPhone integration.
[*] Do not have PS3, have a Wii, but I do not want to control it via a remote.
[*] My Setup will have about 8 devices (excluding Wii). I might add couple of other devices in the future.