I have an opportunity to get the RC3200 at a great price and wanted to get some of the users opinions of it first. I currently have been using the RC2000MKII for years and like it very much. My RC2000 complaint is only it's awkward top heavy wait which requires me to use two hands on it occaisionally. Other than that I am pretty happy with it and would love to hear opinions from those who used both. My main questions on the RC3200 are: 1. Is the circular pad on the remote a direction d-pad? I see no arrows on it. 2. If it is can you use it on any IR programed? (satelite d-pad) 3. Do you miss not having hard buttons? This is my main concern and if there were hard play, rewind, fastfoward, stop, and pause on the bottom this wouldn't be an issue. I am concerned that my everyday use of those types of buttons would drive me nuts going to look for them instead of just punching a hard button. Any comments will help me.