PS3 is a gaming console, with almost no good games
Noisy, compared to better BD/HD players (nowhere near as bad as a 360, but loud enough)
No SACD or DVD-Audio support (yes, I know that the original units could support SACD, but no DVD-Audio, and now SACD support is gone too)
No RF or IR remote support without add-ons or adapters. Won't work with my home theater master remotes
Finally, I am a bit anti Sony at this point. I really am disgusted by how the whole blu-ray format has worked out thus far. While I admit that blu-ray was the superior format ON PAPER and via SPECIFICATIONS, its practical roll out has been less than perfect. Having had experience with both formats, I am just far more satisfied with how HD-DVD has just consistenty worked better (at least for me). The standard was finalized from day one and the format as a whole just seems to work BETTER. None of this ever evolving format crap. yes, the HD machines may have needed some firmware updates to play a few titles, but I have never had a single HD disc on either my A2 or 360 add refuse to play. BD on the 5000 is another story. Granted, the BD-P5000 is not exactly the greatest player on the market, but I had a Samsung 1200 for 30 days as well, and that machine just plain sucked. It's a shame really, as both the 1200 and the 5000 have fantastic PQ on both DVD and HD disc, due to the Reon (which is the main reason I bought either of them). Granted, I might be a bit happier if I had a Pioneer Elite 94 or 95, but while I am a huge Pioneer Elite fan, spending $1000 for a player that was outdated before even being released (due to lack of 1.1 support, never mind 2.0) is just foolish. Plus, no DVD-A or SACD. I really want to dump my Elite DV-47Ai for a new player that can do it all.
Hell even my wife has commented on how she thinks blu-ray screwed the pooch on execution. She's been forced to sit through the ridiculously long load times and constant glitches over the past month with BD disks on the 5000. The HD discs always seem to work fine.
Yes, I realize that BD has won the war now, and I love the audio and picture quality that BD offers, but I still wish that HD had won. Honestly, they deserved it, but the massive Sony marketing machine (how many PS3 commercials mentioned NOTHING about games, just Blu-ray?) was just too much to overcome. Frankly, I think HD-DVD/Toshiba's marketing departments lost the war for them.