Ya know, if the BDP-09FD drive was more reliable or not so expensive to replace buying one might not be so bad. But it is a 5+ year old machine. Arguably, the BDP-09FD was obsolete about 6 months after it came out when Oppo came to market with their BDP-83.
Almost any new machine you might buy is several times faster loading a disc and navigating menus than a BDP-09FD. Almost all new machines offer some form of streaming apps, Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, etc.
It all comes down to what you want the machine for and to do. IMHO if all you want to do is bitstreaming blu-ray then a $60 Sony is probably good enough today. If your willing to spend $500 then an Oppo is the ticket. If you want to spend more than $500 you're probably showing off.
From my viewpoint the BDP-09FD was a transition machine in many, many ways. Digital Blu-ray and HDMI is a great equalizer. Pioneer took advantage of people still thinking about all the real and false problems with analog video and audio. They brought out an expensive flagship that had some nice things about it, some things that were unnecessary overkill, and some things that were just plain snake oil. It had an MSRP of $2200 so it must be be the best right? If you take note, Pioneer hasn't brought another machine out even close to the BDP-09FD in spec's or price point since.
As always YMMV and the above is just my opinion.