Originally Posted by assassin
Of course SSD is better and superior in every way.
As others have already pointed out, this is an incorrect statement.
For one, you can't get them in capacities that compare to HDDs. This may not be a consideration for you, but it is still a limitation and can be a consideration to others.
Second, their reliability is widely known to be less than a regular HDD.
Personally my HTPC usage consists of turning the TV on and having the HTPC output already there (the PC boots on its own prior to use so it is ready for any scheduled recordings or playback.) Whenever I pushed the button the video plays. Honestly, switching between an SSD and a HDD has had zero noticable effect for HTPC usage.
So for some of us, there is an acknowledgement that they provide increased performance in disc heavy activities, but realize that the benefits do not materialize in normal HTPC usage. Yet the drawbacks (reduced potential uptime, reduced storage and increased cost) do manifest themselves.
Don't make it out to be some idea that people don't choose SSDs just because they are increadibly cheap people. That's a strawman argument that doesn't help anyone else trying to educate themselves about the discision for their future useage.