Yeah, although I'm not as irritated as I used to be.Pioneer seems to be putting a big enough HDMI cache in its receivers that jitter isn't really an issue -- the audio is being cached and reclocked just like i.link. So an Oppo player and a Pioneer receiver looks like a pretty good way to play DVD-A or SACD. Certainly better than analog out of the player where you lose all the EQ functionality of the receiver.
I hear you about the death of i-link. Irritated me, too. If "catapult" drops by, I think he'll say the same.
Yeah, although I'm not as irritated as I used to be.