Backstory: I've had Tivo's for ~10 years (Series 2 and now Series 3). My Series 3 HD died during a power failure on Monday (right before Rose Bowl kickoff). It had worked without issue for the past 5 years but it's death means i'm suddenly without TV (only TV in the house, etc.). I'd like to pull the trigger on a new Tivo but i'm undecided on which to get and i'd like to have something that I can just slap in and go (i'd like to get back to watching TV!). Two of the things i've always wanted with my S3 were more disk space and faster transfers to/from my PC and I know I could resolve both "issues" with either a Premier XL or an Elite. A lot of the talk i've read here lately seems to center on the slowness of the HDUI but i'm wondering if there are other stability problems as well. As someone who has used the SDUI for 10 years, i'm perfectly happy to stay with it until they iron out the performance issues with the HDUI. I also realize that most people post about their problems a lot more than than if things just work so it is difficult to get an accurate view of things. Can people give their opinions on the feeling of general stability of the Premier (XL) versus the Elite? Thanks.