It sure sounds like alot of headaches to get this not-ready-for-release piece of hardware to do what it is supposed to do. I really wanted to hear what a full-resolution BD movie sounded like, so I followed the directions in this thread
At first it looked daunting. But I left out the recompressing process (I want the full 1080p resolution) and the subtitles. After getting it to work once, I realize that it is not really that big of deal to do. And it does not take any more time than ripping a BD to hard drive, as it can be done directly from BD using AnyDVDHD.
While I understand, and even agree with, the desire to just drop in a BD and get full resolution audio, if you rip your BD to a storage server anyway this certainly warrants a closer look.
Iron Man in 48 KHz/24-bit on my Xonar D2X analog to amp was simply awesome! Yes, I can tell the difference.
Edit: My setup is analog, but this is not meant to imply that is a requirement. Once the audio DRM and associated PAP requirement has been removed one may output the audio any way they see fit, including HDMI.