I have to agree, HTPCs are losing relevance. If you need a device to stream internet content there are dozens of options these days, including -$50 Droid Mini PCs. If you want to record TV (which this wouldn't do) then a network attached tuner would be able to provide for the entire family. NAS drives are getting to be commonplace, storage isn't a factor. Still too weak to play modern games very well. What function does this serve that isn't better served elsewhere? Maybe an emulator machine, but there's a limited audience for that.