Not eliminate, but maybe have 2-4 in and 1 out - and thats it. The freed up space and cost could go to more component video, or having HDMI at a lower price point. I would not think it would be overkill to have 4, 5, 6 component ins, as well as a bunch of HDMI. Also, no need for a dozen analog L/R in's - the need seems to be going away quickly, as many people use optical or coaxial digital for everything, including CD players (I do not use even 1 analog input, and I have a PS2, computer, DVD, and CD player hooked up). Just seems like we are wasting a lot of money and real estate on jacks that are really not used in any large quantity. What do you think? How about a receiver that has only 2 composite/s-video in's and 1 output (as well as just a few, like 4, analog in's), but has 4, 5, 6 component and HDMI in's, and 4, 5, 6 optical and coaxial inputs?