Tiles are the Fisher Price style of the recent user interface fad. They are big blobby pictographs that nobody asked for developed by hipster programmers who call it "modern". Bleh. We've seen this visual virus deployed in Windows, on phones, and now TiVo. Jeezus, it's a figgin' DVR. All you need is a functional grid to lay out the content in an efficient and practical manner. We don't need pictographs. The "style" is condescending towards people in assuming that users are too lazy to read an actual text label or want a slim and uncluttered user interface. It's almost as if programmers are bored and rather than work on new useful features they want to muck around with a tried-and-true user interface for the childish satisfaction of "look what I made!" Nobody asked for this. This is one reason I will not upgrade to Hydra.