I didn't miss that point at all, but I still think it's on the nose that they are expecting long-term customers to fork out yet again to get the latest box, if they want the featuires, so that they can continue to pay a substantial sum to watch Sky TV.
There are a lot of alternatives and to be honest, I'm very close to calling it a day on Sky.
What are these Features you speak of? Voice control and more simultaneous channel recording are all I can see? Not really much of a feature IMHO