Now me thinks that you need to actually try a player before bashing one...especially one which once 'fixed' gives us an excellent picture along with audio. I have not had a glitch since July of this year when v1.4 was installed.
I also get the feeling that the BD side would have as many or more reported problems with the hardware/software situation if the majority of AVS'ers were buying those units and taking the same hard look at the hardware.
In fact every time a new format is introduced, people have problems using the technology (hooking it up, interfacing it with existing equipment). This is a fact of life....