I really love (ok not really) reading threads like this where folks who haven't bought something lay down their requirements for buying, and folks who've already bought something commence making fun of the folks who haven't bought yet . . . calling them cheap, bitter, hypocritical, etc. What's the point of that. If you own it, good for you! I'm glad that the value proposition of paying $xxx for a BD player was "worth it" for you. There exist folks for whom, no matter how much money they have/make, paying $xxx or $xxx/2 isn't a good value proposition. Does that make them cheap? No. Does it make them bitter? No. Does it make them hypocritical? No. It just means they have different standards than those who were willing to pay $xxx. Why is that problematic for anyone?
While I am one of the folks who won't be buying a BD player until it is profile 2.0, I'm not going to sit here and tell someone who has that they "shouldn't have" paid $xxx for a profile 1.1 player. Obviously, for them, it was worth it. By extension, I would also expect that someone who has paid $xxx for a player wouldn't call me "cheap" for not having bought one. What if I just spend my money elsewhere like travel, or watches, or . . . you get the point. People (self included) never cease to amaze me in how much they 'personalize and project' their choices. Human nature I guess.