Wow. I can't believe how many different opinions there are on what people want on a faceplate! I would have thought that at least two of us AVS people would have at least wanted the same faceplate.... guess not!
I'm of the crowd that thinks the HTPC should be in a closet, away from everything else, so I guess I agree with Dean Roddery, and perhaps nobody else.
The HTPC should have a power button, (hidden/pinhole?) reset key for emergency use, DVD tray/slot, and that's it.
Everything is driven from touch pad, ir remote, wireless remote, command kiosk, etc.
Due to VGA wiring lengths, I don't have the HTPC in a seperate room, but if I can manage to sell my <45 day old but > 30 day old bettercables 1m VGA cable, I'd "upgrade" to one long enough to get the HTPC out of my hair.
Poor Glenn. He's going to have one heck of a time pleasing this crowd. I think it'll be a major feat just to ship off the right face plate to the right AVSForum member, let alone actually MAKE the correct faceplate or the case!