I think Audyssey deserves tremendous credit. I am very appreciative of the impressive HT product development over the past few years-a steady march forward in features and SQ: DynEQ/Vol, DSX and XT32 have really mattered for me, as has Audyssey Pro being available for hobbyists like myself.
Me too, SOM. It's not the substance that's changed so much as style. And unlike some, pending what I find with Trinnov, XT32 (which I agree is invaluable as the most user-friendly capable RC available to the common AVR user) with Audyssey Pro is still my reference standard for EQing my room. In an Audyssey context, the Target Pro Curve is quite useful for some tweaks around the crossover for my center channel and mains that the distance tweak couldn't improve on their own,as well as taming a drop-put on my mains around 8-10 kHz that added some life to my sound. XT32 would be IMO incomplete without it, as well as DEQ for most movies. Assuming it's still in development, DSX 2 may even help with the acoustics of how surrounds are utilized at less than 'reference' listening.
HST, I think the disappointment is with the company evolving past HT users into a IP and solutions-based licensing entity, and less with what Audyssey MultiEQ itself does. It could be better, given what relatively modest computer RC software or devices can accomplish (JRiver, Dirac RCS, and maybe the newer Antimode) and high-end audiophile (Trinnov Pro) can accomplish and/or being refined to do. And of course the apparent abandonment of bug fixes and development of the Pro software.
But the disappointment is more like the child leaving the 'small town' and becoming a different person in the 'big city'. Just my $0.02.
Edited by sdrucker - 9/1/13 at 11:00am