The really annoying feature is the new user security they put in, essentially downgrading user privileges so you have to "sudo" for some operations.
The settings options were simplified in SMB 2. And they didn't need an "Internet Tidal Wave" memo to get them going. Again, the default setting for domain controllers is "required. That is just plainly idiotic. At any rate, it's very annoying.
The XP-based application is easy to install and configure at least by MS standards, again - having to dive into the control panel to change settings is something that will confuse a lot of people methinks.
Right now the only disadvantage that has is the lack of an official, final version of Java 6 which we all assume will come with Leopard I think EverNote pushes the envelope enough to make things better but not so much that you have to spend hours learning what to do.
You can't uninvent technology, and all the lawsuits accomplish is to push it further underground It's freeware and comes with most Linux distros. While the MAC address of the cable modem does need to be registered with comcast, it seems less obvious why they would need the MAC address of the PC itself.
The VMWare Tools installed flawlessly as well.