Well, have you tested for the -10dB bass loss when using DSD? Did you browse the thread I linked? It's there, trust me. If there really is a difference in the DSD decoding (which I am not convinced of), I think I would choose proper bass reproduction over a slight quality difference. That's why I always run my Oppo 93 in PCM mode.
Remember, this is for SACD's only. For DVD-A and Blu-ray, allowing the 8801 to receive and decode DSD is perfectly fine.
Not on the 8801, could be someone finally got it right