I've read the XBMC announcement with great excitement. Having read this thread, and knowing about the licensing issues, and not being disappointed at all by the device... I still want to express my interest at least in a MPEG2 codec. I say again: express my interest! (Just in case anybody is telling me to go and read the thread again). I would really appreciate if the Foundation could stay on top of that matter.
I for myself will buy a few anyway, with or without MPEG2 support. But it would just be a hammer to see an XBMC Media Center being able to receive a MPEG2 DVB-T Stream sent from my VDR (Video Disc Recorder).
I could of course argue as well that, being thought for young people to learn programming, it will surely attract more "baby"-programmers the more multimedia capabilities this device has.
So please team, keep at it!