I’m don’t work for WD or am I paid by WD.
Pandora works well. File management is well done. Wireless support works well. The media server support is ok but the UMSP type internal media server idea really is a better idea. The device shares media and you can playto from a remote PC (windows 7). It turned my old HDTV into a networked HDTV. My wife can use it ; by herself! The custom firmwares are great but not simple. Simple is good.
After all my hacking and moding I’ve come to the opinon that the original firmware is sound!
The WDTV-live is not a PC and my expectations should not be the same as a PC, linux or otherwise.