So here are the detailed reasons (for others to understand) for my so called "uber-important issues that make no sense at all" that you claim "are a joke"
The main users in my house are my wife and children. The Fiire remote is OK, but not great. It's not something you can move around very accurately with and tends to drift at times. It ends up being more a pain for us than ease of use and my kids have no shot at it. So, the answer to this problem is a touchscreen. A touchscreen that requires cover art as my kids are to young to read. You just can't beat the ease of use of a touchscreen. And who wants a media center without cover art?
Yes, I could *manually* add cover art to over 4000+ files through a clunky web interface, but it's very impracticable. Especially when it will most likely get lost when an updated is needed.
Playlists are created almost daily in my house. When I'm use to using an app like Amarok that can browse files and *queue* them to a playlist in seconds compared to the tedious method in LMCE, it just isn't worth doing. And yes, I followed the playlist thread and tried it that was mentioned early, it just needs more work at this point.
Finally, Netlix. If you're a subscriber it only makes sense to have it tie into ones media center.
The bottom line here is LMCE just doesn't fit my needs. I understand this make you angry, get over it. As you stated, you started a bitch post because you're tired of people whining. Now that's just hypocritical. Not to mention you're really not helping your cause here at any level.
Finally, if these issues are as "minor" as you claim. I would think a kid of your skills would be able to fix them without much effort. So get at it and you won't have to read so many threads about people "bitching".