I, for one, never thought that Google TV was broken. I bought my NSZ-GT1 knowing exactly what I was getting and even ended up being pleasantly surprised with what I actually got. When I made the decision to buy it, I was looking for a solid DVD/BluRay player that could take some pressure off of my PS3, which I had been using to play all of my discs, stream Netflix, stream media from my computer and stream Hulu (amongst other things) using Play On. After doing a little research and being a big fan of the Android phones that I own, I decided that adding this little piece of Google connectivity to my mix and having a lite web experience for my TV could only be a good thing. I knew it wouldn't mean the kind of of ease that you get when you're flipping through channels with your cable or satellite box and how could it be? At this point in time, web based TV has to draw from so many sources that it seems impossible to stream line it all together. My point is that I'm a geek and I've been downloading and streaming things and connecting things for so many years that to have an experience that is actually relatively cohesive was amazing to say the least. I guess I got my box sometime in July and of course the rumors were already swirling about the 2.0 update that was obviously just around the corner. Fast forward to Monday night. After these months of anticipation and dealing with a couple minor gripes (such as not having a complete Chrome experience with everything properly synced with my Google account), here it was: GTV 2.0!!! In my opinion, Google already got it right so having Honeycomb now was bound to just be the icing on the cake and having the Market now should just blow the possibilities wide open, right? Well, maybe... The jury is still sorely out on what great things more apps might bring but it IS NOT out on the fact the if it's not broken, don't fix it and if it's not broken, well... DON'T BREAK IT!!! After getting acquainted with the new UI and checking every menu and every option that I could find, I decided that sure, it looks nice and while it really was kind of underwhelming, I guess it's fine. But then I started noticing little things. First of all, it's terribly vacant. The thumbnail view that used to seem a little intrusive to me in 1.0 is now something I really miss! The horizontal shortcut menu on the bottom of the screen does look nice, but it's very limited and that WHOLE big screen space is now just empty, unless you want to add one of the crappy widgets that seem to have an odd track on which they can be placed. Having to go into the app drawer seems clumsy now and I'm finding myself having to go into it more than I used to. Having the recently viewed tab on 1.0 is where I left it almost all the time and is where it would comfortably boot into. All the things that I used on a regular basis were right there grouped together for me and I didn't have to stray very far unless there was something out of the ordinary that I needed to use. And what is with this Youtube app? You sign into it which I guess allows you to like videos and comment but it doesn't even offer any option to view your subscriptions or any other in depth features linked to your account! Now, if I want to use Youtube Leanback I have to open the browser first or go to the Spotlight, which even after adding it to my shortcuts still isn't very convenient... Wasn't Leanback MADE for Google TV? So why would the default app for the relaunch of Google TV be substandard to the Youtube format that was developed especially for the platform...? Even my Youtube widget on my Android phone scrolls though my subscriptions and offers a way better experience. After using Chrome a bit, I can say that it feels more like the desktop counterpart but that it's less TV friendly that the 1.0 version. Before, I could just hit the menu button once and X out of the tab to close it. Now, I have to open the menu, go into windows, scroll down to the tab I want to close and then go over to the X to close it. That just seems like too many steps when it used to only take one. Also, websites have been loading much slower for me and I've had more crashes than I ever had before in some 4 months of using my device daily. The biggest problem that I cannot over state is that there is flash video on sites that I used to watch daily that now WILL NOT PLAY. I can even say that having the ability to watch one of the shows in particular on my TV with ease was one of the tipping points that convinced me to go with Google TV in the first place. The web video experience is not supposed to be getting worse here... So now one of my primary and daily uses has now been cut out for me. So what can I do, wait and hope an update fixes it? Find some way, as others have suggested to downgrade back to 1.0? I mean really, this is a major problem for me! Aside from this, I just honestly don't really like the overall layout and feel of things now. It feels cheaper in a way and seems like a watered down Android port and that is interesting because one thing that was always curious to me is how I thought if 1.0 felt more like traditional Android, I thought I could make things work better. Boy was I wrong, at least when it comes to this implementation. Sure, it's nice to see some of the more "Androidey" options in the menus and feel like it's a little more open now by having ftp access and a few more options with the Media Player but these minor upgrades just aren't worth the price of admission to me. I was thoroughly happy and satisfied with the way things were before and now I simply am not. I can only hope that others will weigh in and that there can be some option for users that would like to revert back to the previous version, or at the least get things like the flash video problems sorted out. I'm sorry for this long and boring rant but I am very frustrated and I feel like something was taken away from me. I just want to get it back.