I just used the firmware that came on it, which is...fine. More impressed with the hardware than many more expensive pieces I've owned. I think I have had to hard reboot it 3 times in the time I've owned it. Not sure why they're not more popular.
"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge." -- Bakunin [ed. note - I would say: The urge to destroy may sometimes be a creative urge.]