Yes, I called Escient support again a few days ago and they told me the same thing. Very annoying...
But I might buy a BDP-CX7000ES and use it as stand-alone player just for BDs, and use the Vision with my 777s.
With my PS3, the cover art and title appear in the PS3 menu for most BDs. I'm guessing that this is stored on the disc, rather than coming from Gracenote, because the PS3 never shows this information for DVDs.
If my PS3 displays the cover art and title in its menu for a particular BD, would the same information also appear automatically in the 7000ES's menu?