Hmmm. "Critical" is a very relative term, as you apply it. I wonder just what percentage of TiVo users would find your first 4 missing "critical" features to be of any use or concern to them ? TTG/TTCB would be nice, if I could get it to work. I've stored this season of Friday Night Lights on an HDD on my PC using freeware TiVo Desktop; recently I went back to watch those 9 episodes and each and every one of them is nigh unwatchable, riddled with macroblocking and audio and video skips that were not present in the original recording. I know that TiVo has to strip out encryption that it added while recording, but apparently it introduces intra-frame sequencing problems while doing it (or while transferring it back--playing them back on the PC is much better, so perhaps there's hope). People must have found ways to deal with this, but what good is a feature if you have to find this forum and dig through discussions to successfully use it? As for "suggestions", in my mind, it's probably the worst conceive feature of TiVo. Utterly, profoundly useless. In any case, I already watch way too much television to need some lame excuse for AI trying to help me find more (I know, I know--lots of people like it. I wouldn't object to it if it were a Wishlist criteria that I could use to see a list of scheduled stuff that the AI thinks that I might like without requiring that I automatically record all of them). More flexible searches is something that I appreciate. However, Passport Echo has much more flexible "Season Pass" scheduling--you can say things like "Record this program only on this channel when it airs on Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday". If it had had time-of-day ranges it would have been perfect. Also, things that aren't marked KUID are deleted in the order that they appear on the "Now Playing" list (added to the top as they're recorded and deleted from the bottom); you can change this order at will by grabbing an entry and dragging it up or down, like adjusting priorities in TiVo's "Season Pass" dialog. Then there are the little things, like being able to see at a glance in the guide which things are already scheduled to be recorded. (For some unknown reason TiVo refuses to add this ). I still haven't bothered to find out what "Galleon" is . Many TiVo users are ecstatic over all of the network-enabled features that I have little to no use for (TiVoCast, Unbox, Rhapsody, etc, etc). It's possible that I would have more use for these things if I didn't use my laptop as an HTPC (I'm entering this post while using my 46" LCD flatpanel as a monitor ). All I ask from my DVR is that it do DVR things--good guide navigation including searches, reliable recording and playback with copious and flexible scheduling options and a good facility for managing stored recordings, all wrapped in an intuitive, efficient and pleasant-to-use UI. TiVo is quite good, but it's not my dream DVR (which doesn't actually exist in the real world ). Having used TiVo S3 for a year, it wouldn't break my heart to have to go back to Passport, particularly the latest versions, which have a bunch of features added since the last one that I used. TWC systems have generally avoided upgrading to the latest, since they've known that they were headed toward Navigator. Strangely, some Cox systems are planning to roll out Passport--which now belongs to Gemstar--on SA stuff (see this), though TiVo's working on a port for Cox of thing they did on Moto boxes for Comcast. I think that the psuedo-TiVo GUI is always going to be an extra-cost option, while Passport will take the place of SARA. Under those circumstances, selling the TiVo GUI to non-TiVo users could be challenging.