Originally Posted by teckstud
So use ATV to heat a croissant too if you want - it's all up to you. Different strokes for different folks.
OK, if you want to resort to absurd analogies, I'll go ahead and complete it: suppose that one day I found myself in the mood for a warm croissant and -alas! - I only had a cold low-quality croissant in my refrigerator. Suppose further that I had no heat sources (stove, microwave, toaster, fireplace, whatever) other than the top of my AppleTV. It seems to me that I have 4 choices: (1) I can eat that cold low-quality croissant, (2) I can use the AppleTV to warm it up and then eat it, (3) I can get off my lazy ass and drive to a bakery where I might be able to get a hot top-of-the-line croissant (assuming they aren't already sold out, ala Blockbuster) or (4) I can just go hungry or eat something else.
The answer I choose depends on how hungry I am relative to my desire for quality (and heat). If I'm not particularly hungry at all, I may choose option (4). If I'm only slightly hungry but have a serious Jones for a tasty croissant, I may choose option (3) and hope that they have them in stock. If I'm hungry enough that I don't want to wait or I finnd that the bakery is "sold out", then I'll go for option (2). And if I'm absolutely famished and just can't wait at all, I'll just lower myself to option (1). It seems to me like you are insatiable for the quality croissant (remember, it's still just an analogy) so you can't understand why someone would opt for staying home and choking down the lousy croissant. Let me tell you something: you are not representative of the average Joe. Many people will opt to stay home and get the low quality product, because convenience matters. Someday, when bandwidth increases, we'll be able to have our high quality croissants and a high level of convenience all at the same time. But that is not true today. So until the AppleTV can deliver me the hot bakery croissant, I'll still be loving it for the warmth it does provide. And every once in a while, I'll go to the bakery.