I've been hearing that the DVP 9000ES is soon being replaced. Or already was? If so, it better be as well-constructed and beautiful. I still can't imagine why Sony's new flagship player for multichannel SACD (SCD-XA777ES) seems much inferior in industrial design and build quality, but not necessarily in sound, than its two-channel flagship, the SCD-1. So I'm kinda expecting something like this to happen with the next "ES" DVD/multich-SACD flagship. Why is Sony only good at the start, then they come up with aesthetically inferior ones thereafter? Btw, I wouldn't call the latter crap because sonically they are usually still great. But still, I expect flagship products to look great. Admit it or not, to the non-audiophile wife or friends or family, looks can justify the cost. More info will be much appreciated.