I've had this remote for a month or two now so I want to post some impressions.
Overall, I'd agree - this is the best remote UR has ever made, and the best universal remote I've used. I upgraded from MX-900 which is quite dated but has been working fine until now. The 990 is a huge improvement in many ways, though there are couple things I'm missing.
One issue is the shaping of the buttons. They are shaped somewhat so I can find them using tactile feedback only - but it doesn't work as well as on the 900. The volume up/down for example on the 900 are triangular buttons - very ugly to look at - but very easy to find by feel without taking your eyes off the screen. The 990 volume buttons are slightly shaped but you really cannot feel it. Even worse with the fast-forward and skip buttons. On the 900 I can find them immediately without looking. On the 990 there are 4 buttons below each other and I have to count to button 3 to figure out that this is the fast-forward I want to press (which is mildly annoying).
The other issue is the backlight. It's much better on the 990 - but I miss the side button to turn the backlight on. It would turn on by itself when I press any button - but when I'm sitting in the dark, I need the light first before I press anything. Not sure if it's supposed to light up when I just pick up the remote - but it usually doesn't.
Apart from that - the remote is awesome. It's dramatically better in every way. The screen is great, the extra few buttons nice and everything works the way I'd want it. Took me couple weekends to figure out how to program it with the CCP (I did all the programming myself) - but I worked it out. I have the remote programmed exactly as I want it, including each individual pretty picture. May not be 100% perfect under the hood (aliases and what not) - but works exactly as I want it to. One minor complaint - the IR code database is somewhat limited, it has a lot of codes but then is missing a lot too (for example didn't have my exact Tivo model or my projector - but nothing I couldn't work around).
Overall - a great remote! I highly recommend it.