That is to say that using RPi as an entertainment platform already requires some tinkering -- it's not a ready-made set where all you need to do is push 'On' -- and thus it can easily lead to one finding other types of entertainment too than just consuming multimedia.
But will it though? The beauty of it is that, in fact that it can be set up so that an O/S image can be duplicated and imaged to do just that.
I know i'm planning on some self-education with the platform (with both linux and opengl es) . In the dev team of 8 guys i work with 7 want a raspberry pi, 2 want it solely for XBMC, 1 for minecraft, 3 to tinker with apps on it, and me the only one so far intending to also use the development platform on it and hopefully feed some info/help back into the community.
Pi Status > Farnell, Arrived 24/5- RS, Arrived 1/6