I'll have to second the recommendation for PrinceXml.
After investigating and trying at least 9 other open source kits I eventually gave up and went with PrinceXml. You can try the 'trial' version easily and it just works easily. Their support is actually good as well. I wish there was a good pdf toolkit that was open source. But they all seem to just do one odd piece of the puzzle poorly.
I guess I'll have to buy that shiny brick then. Because I can't imagine Apple giving a rat's ass about any third party benchmark. It hasn't even been available for more than six months and I can't imagine Apple marketing quoting anything they didn't make themselves.
Just stop going entirely. It is expensive and isn't even as nice as watching at home or with friends.
There's certainly no chance that social conventions will make it palatable again within our lifetimes.