I'm just sad that M$ has basically made it clear that they are giving Windows Media Center the shaft. I mean how hard would it be for them to update the WMC so that HDCP works over DisplayPort. (If you didn't know it only supports HDCP over HDMI and DVI-D)
I personally love my HTPC and the cable company can pry it from my cold dead hands. It has WMC, Plex, Netflix, Amazon Prime On-Demand, and Hulu. I can watch cable and even HBO/Showtime or other Premium channels on it through my HD HomeRun Prime (With Free Cable Card). I have all of the DVR features and through some folder mounted drive magic a ridiculous amount of hard drive space to record on. (6TB if you are wondering. 3x3TB WD Red's in RAID 5 in a server in my basement.)
The best part is that with a few plugin's I've added to my computer once a show that isn't marked "Record-Once" is downloaded it has it's commercials ripped off, and is then transcoded from WMC's format to H.264 in an mkv container and added to my plex server. I don't have to do anything but open my HTPC and schedule a recording and I have the show forever.
This is the kind of utility that the cable companies and other media providers will never let us have easily. I'm not doing anything illegal. This level of convinced is just a service they don't want to provide and that's what's really sad.