So I picked this up from my parents last night, meaning Christmas is finally over. I wanted to spend some time playing with it last night, but spent the entire night installing a water cooler on my CPU. Most of that time was spent straightening pins since the old cooler ripped it out of the socket. Anyways...
My first impression was "damn, this thing is small!" I've attached two pics of it, one showing it relative to your generic mouse/keyboard. The website makes it look like it might have a brushed finish to it, but it doesn't. Its actually a painted silver, somewhat like the silver, steel-imitation appliances you see nowadays. Its actually a very simple design and elegant in its own right. Its got a decent amount of heft to it, given its size, but the casing is very hollow. I expect it could probably benefit greatly from some dynamatting on both the top and bottom.
So far all impressions are just on the physical unit itself, not on performance. I'm in the process of setting everything up now and will return with actual performance reviews as compared to the Pioneer BDP.
PS - I thought it was a little strange that they didn't bother to put in even a cheapo USB cable, though I do understand why. We were making a trip to Fry's anyways, so I went ahead and picked up a .99 cable. If you are getting this for yourself or someone else, be warned. You can't enjoy it 'til you have that little ol' cable.