yes, you have my same opinion.
Before the bdp I used to run itunes on mac and jriver with win.
I'd not come back, but I'm not so satisfied about the bdp interfaces.
With Theremin a lot of albums, all aiff, are "unknown", with bryston max I don't have this problem, but I don't like it.
Maybe it would be a good idea go to ipad mini (for me a little bit too big) and run MPad.
What about Android, Nexus 7, for example?