openmedia: Can we get a vote against option as well as a vote for. There are a number of suggestions which would be a no no for me.
Agreed. I just want my router to be a reliable and standards-complaint xDSL/UFB/Ethernet/802.11agbn router capable of handing anything me and other users throw at it, full stop. None of this media server, shared hard drives, VoIP, website/day-of-time/etc filtering, etc stuff which are all better off as separate devices plugged into the router. At the end of the day if the router is to be successful it needs to do one thing well and not try and be everything to all people. If people really need other stuff they can find other devices which does those things well and plug them into the network. For example I'm keen to have a media server but I would prefer to build my own rig (standard PC components + open source software) rather than try and get my router to do that.
Looking at the routers I've used over the years the most reliable kits I've used has been the ones that just routes. The crappiest kits are often the ones with all the additional marketing features that usually end up getting in my way.
Just my two cents...