I tried to help out, but was sent an NDA I could not sign. When I asked about the details of the NDA, I was told that it was only so "they could find where we were if something went wrong". So, that was that. Closed platform with some half way open pieces - the Plex bundle is broken, API changes are made willy nilly and we can't openly code to it to repair it. For architectural examples, one needs only look at telnet being configured open for remote access so folks can "look at logs" when things go wrong. It's a shame. Also the underlying chip XCODE 5190 is now owned by another company, if the development team could give us an inch and allow access to the device, we could to stand up lightweight DNLA, they could solve a lot of the platform headaches they have in a heartbeat. The platform would evolve quicker. Silicondust is quite frankly going to leave them in the "dust". Like you though, I'm "all in", life time subscription the whole deal so I guess I'll hang out here waiting.
Even Steve Jobs reversed his opinion on the "dev kit", he initially wanted a closed platform, but changed his mind and we saw how that all paned out for the better, the app store is a great example of "closed but open"