I believe it has more to do with copyrights. For example, I've noticed that very few, if any, music videos are available.
I'd like to see my 2010 models continue to regularly be supported with software updates. Upgrading to a 2011 model just to keep current software, wouldn't be so bad, if it wouldn't force me to buy new hardware for audio to be able to use anything else but TV speakers. (not just sony, but all venders are doing away with analog video/audio outs)
With my panasonic, I'm confident I'll get at least 2 years out of the 85k, with this sony, my confidence in sony is a bit shaken, because features I liked, and used when I bought the player, such as gracenote, and the ability to turn bd live off, speed up load times and still keep the unit connect to the network, are now all broken. My panasonic DMP-BD85 has vudu, and I have to say it's HDX is much superior to netflix HD. Vudu, also sports a unified interface, meaning it works and operates on any device that supports it, it can't vary from unit to unit like netflix does.