Waiting for the other shoe to drop on the Apple TV won't require more than a couple of weeks, apparently. This article helps to explain what is likely to happen.
What I like about the Apple TV is the basic simplicity of the device - an iPod for the living room. As one with poor (degrading) eyesight I find it very difficult to use a multi-button remote and look at menus on the TV screen, particularly as so many on-screen menus are hard to see never mind read. The Apple remote is so simple you don't need to look at it so the only focus needed is the correct glasses for viewing TV.
And as others have pointed out (see the comments to the article) there is something 20th Century about loading and unloading DVDs, particularly when there are young kids in the house.