I agree, but not everyone NEEDS everything that Tablo does. Some people only need a DVR, and the added features of the Tablo are a bonus. For those people, there are options ALREADY on the market.
-Tablo Connect to stop acting up (I'm not alone, no I haven't emailed tech support, but I read on the forums to create a static IP, I'm trying this now)
-Android app to bring BACK resume playback. It was there, then it was updated ~5 months ago and a basic feature was removed. Seriously?
-5.1 which was promised as "short term" in Feb-2014.
I can't think of anything else now. But... I had a longer list before this.