Received my first Raspberry Pi the other day. I ordered two Model B devices from Newark and, despite the high demand, received them in about a week. My intended use for the first R-Pi was to serve as a mini-HTPC for my basement TV. I tried both Omxplayer running on Raspbian and Raspbmc. I was very please with the performance of both; they were able to stream videos from my NAS with no issue. Unfortunately mplayer on Raspian currently does not support GPU acceleration on the R-Pi and lacks the horsepower to be of any use. For now, Raspbmc will likely remain the frontend of choice for the HTPC. Overall, the value of the R-Pi is amazing! For \$35, this device is an absolute bargain and a must have for any tech DIYer.