Hi, ajkrishock. I have had my Harmony 700 for about 10 months now, and I absolutely love it. On the other hand, my wife does not. Then again, my wife would make an excellent candidate for product testing. If there is a wrong way to use a product or a way to break a carefully conceived work flow, then she will find it. ;-) It's a very handy remote because not only can you program in your AV components, you can also program in a Media Center PC and a Media Center Keyboard, and you can add the keyboard device to any of your activities. So, I'm able to send keyboard keys from the remote. I do not have any problems with range or with battery life. I generally just plug it in each Sunday night to keep it fully charged. I think the specs say that a full charge should last approximately 10 days.